The Head And The Heart Announce New Album ‘Living Mirage’ & Share Single ‘Missed Connection’

The Head and the Heart have announced their fourth studio album, Living Mirage, following up 2016’s Signs of Light. To encourage the new album, the five-piece indie-folk act also have shared its lead single, “Missed Connections. ”

Following their third LP, co-founder Josiah Johnson amicably left the group, with the group replacing their guitarist and vocalist with Charity Rose Thielen‘s husband, Matt Gervais. In the time since, longtime keyboardist Kenny Hensley has returned to the indie-rock outfit. Appropriately, Living Mirage touches on these major changes, with bassist Chris Zasche describing the collection as a “rebirth, a spirit quest of sorts. ”

The album was initially conceived early last year when the band came together for a retreat in Joshua Tree. The writing and recording process continued across the country, with sessions in Wisconsin, Seattle, Nashville and Los Angeles. Singer Jon Russell explained in a statement that “the tunes on this record are vignettes,” later adding “This is literally the most work we’ve ever done on an album. ”

Living Mirage is due out on May 17th through Warner Bros.. Records/Reprise Records. Ahead of the launch, The Head and the Heart will offer a unique webcast of their performance at Los Angeles’ The Belasco on March 21st beginning at 8:30 p.m. PT. Available on both the group ’s and Live Nation’s Facebook pages, the show will get the group performing songs off the album live for the first time. The band will also show a major announcement about an upcoming tour during the performance.

For their newly released single, “Missed Connection,” the group focuses in on the “anxiety that reasoned that growth spurt” following their recent lineup changes. Initially created as a tribute to Russell’s girlfriend and how they met, the song shifted to a reflection on the group ’s history, meeting for an open-mic in Seattle ten years. Musically, the song infuses tastes of hip-hop and pop production. Elaborated drummer Tyler Williams, “A lot of the beats on this song are quicker, and there are high hats that were never in our music before. ” Listen to the track below:

The Head and the Heart Living Mirage Album Cover

Living Mirage Tracklist

See You Through My Eyes
Missed Connection
People Need a Melody
Running Through Hell
Up Against The Wall
Saving Grace
I Found Out
Living Mirage
Glory of Music

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