Photo by Jay Braley
Rare Hearts is the musical project of Los Angeles based, Mexican-American singer/songwriter Joe Rojas. His latest single, "Good Times," is a giant 90's style alt-rock song. It's reminding me a ton of some of my favorites from the mid 90's, with a huge chorus, catchy as hell everything, and giant, crunching guitars. If you remember this time period, this is going to make you think of those post grunge bands that bordered on pop like Weezer, Superdrag, Nada Surf, Fountains of Wayne, etc. If "Good Times" came out at this time of the year in 1997 this could have easily been the song of the summer, despite it being a break-up song, or possibly because of that.
Joe Rojas says of the new song:
“A powerful way for getting over a breakup is to reminisce those good times that you had because there are more to come. It’s easy to fall into the perception of, ‘Oh this is treacherous, and I’m never going to have that again,’ but it’s the opposite. That’s always helped me get over the hurt from breakups instead of ignoring all of that shit that is hard to deal with.”
You can watch the video for "Good Times" below. The song will be included on Rare Hearts' debut EP which is due out later this year on My Grito Industries. For more on Rare Hearts, check out the artist on Facebook and Twitter.