Australian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Harts is taking guitar driven pop to a new realm of creative possibilities. His second full-length album and stateside debut, Smoke Fire Hope Desire [out 7/21 via Washington Square/Razor & Tie], goes between slinky funk-driven rock and sounds like a mix of Beck, Chromeo and Blood Orange. Not to mention, Harts can work a guitar with crushing and slashing chords that simply wow.
In 2009, Harts formally came to life as a delicate amalgam of rock, pop, funk, and soul not only written and performed entirely by its architect, but also recorded and mixed by him as well. International audiences quickly embraced this singular vision. He released his first full-length, Daydreamer, in 2014 followed by the Breakthrough EP a year later. Rolling Stone Australia, NME, The Guardian, Herald Sun, Sydney Morning Herald, Vogue Magazine Australia, Faster Louder, Music Feeds, and more unanimously praised Harts, while GQ Australia named him among its 2016 “Men of the Year.”
The late Prince personally invited Harts to Paisley Park Studios and proclaimed, “He reminds me of how I was at that age.” Beyond performing for “The Purple One,” Harts enchanted audiences around the globe at Splendour In The Grass, Pinkpop Festival, Stereosonic, and more in addition to touching down in North America for CMJ 2015 and SXSW 2016.
Glide is proud to premiere “Realize” from Harts (below), which gives listeners a taste of the talent’s otherworldly chops…