Monday, November 13, 2023

House of Harm - "Two Kinds"

Photo by Eric Bones

House of Harm have such an interesting sound that evokes late 80's/early 90's synth heavy alt-rock while still feeling like modern day music. Their latest single, "Two Kinds," is a slower song that isn't quite a ballad, but isn't quite mid-tempo either. It sort of has a Pet Shop Boys discover feedback thing going for it. It has that upbeat New Wave sound, but in a downtempo/goths trying to pretend everything is ok way. It's an oddly beautiful song that feels like when you're in a deep funk and trying desperately to pull yourself out of it. This might be what's so great about House of Harm's music. It always feels like it's living in two worlds at the same time and finding a way to bridge them both.

Lead singer Michael Rocheford says of the new song:

“The lyrics are written from a place of reflection and weakness. It’s a desperate call for things to return to the way they were, imperfections and all.”

You can watch the video for "Two Kinds" below. Playground is due out December 1 and is available for pre-order here. For more on House of Harm, check out the band's website.

No comments:

Post a Comment