Heartstrings [Single]

by Lovespirals

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Part Dream Pop, part Americana, the new single from Lovespirals is considerably more upbeat than "Brother Against Brother," the first single. Ryan juxtaposes driving blues riffs and dreamy shoegazer guitar, finding a delicious balance between his earlier Love Spirals Downwards work and more recent Lovespirals work. Anji's vocals exude the confidence born from years of familiarity with the material, with a lovely harmony of her natural earthy tone and haunting upper register.

"Heartstrings" is a lovely high point in the tracklisting for their upcoming 5th album, which promises to be quite dark. It's a celebration of the duo's creative connection and the love that goes into their music. The music video is a beautiful representation of the song, shot during the height of California wildflower season. The single's cover art hearkens from the video shoot, as well.

This song has been 12 years in the making, beginning as a collaborative idea between Lovespirals and indie electronica duo, Beauty's Confusion. The song was based around an acoustic guitar loop of Ryan, to which Chris of BC added beats and a Johnny Mars-esque electric guitar. The project came to an standstill over artistic differences, and in 2005 Anji sent her vocal files to DJ Pain 1 to gauge interest in the project. He quickly created a demo, featuring an amazing rap with his friend Guante. He wasn't satisfied with the mix, however, and his version fell by the wayside, as well. In 2007, Anji resuscitated the project as the theme song to a music podcast, enlisting Ryan to add his signature guitar leads to the original demo and to professionally record the chorus vocals for a shortened edit. The song lay dormant, once again, until production on Anji's first solo record began in 2010. She was determined to create the definitive version of "Heartstrings," building upon the 2007 version. The ensuing recording had such a strong Lovespirals vibe that it was decided to hold onto the cut until the band was ready to release their next album.

And that brings us to this single…

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released April 6, 2016

Ryan Lum: music, tracking, mixing, production & video filming
Anji Bee: lyrics, vocals, vocal arrangements, co-production, video filming, video editing & album design

Written by, published + copyright Anji Bee (BMI) + Ryan Lum (BMI)

Band logo design by ithinkitsnice.com

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Lovespirals Los Angeles, California

Lovespirals are musician & producer Ryan Lum and vocalist & lyricist Anji Bee, who have been writing, recording & producing a variety of dreamy pop-infused indie music since 1999. The band have released 4 albums, 9 singles & EP, plus numerous compilation tracks, as well as the working together on the debut Anji Bee solo CD. Ryan & Anji also produce the popular YouTube show, Happy Healthy Vegan. ... more

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Track Name: Heartstrings [Single]
I feel him tug my heartstrings
His fingers pluck the melodies
Part of the cosmic fugue now
Melding into everything

Turn away our daily cares and
Let the music soothe our souls
And the notes that he’s playing
Combine with mine to make us whole

Music is magic
I feel it moving me
Music has the power
To set our souls free

In the quiet of the night
All alone in our room
While the world is fast asleep now
He and I compose this tune

Music is magic
I feel it moving me
Music has the power
To set our souls free
Free

I feel him tug my heartstrings
His fingers pluck the melodies
Part of the cosmic fugue now
Melding into everything

Music is magic
I feel it moving me
Music has the power
To set our souls free

To set our souls free
To set our souls free

Music is magic
I feel it moving me
Track Name: Heartstrings (DJ Pain 1 2005 Mix ft. Guante)
His fingers pluck the melodies
Melding into everything
(x2)

I feel him tug my heartstrings
His fingers pluck the melodies
Part of the cosmic fugue now
Melding into everything

Turn away our daily cares and
Let the music soothe our souls
And the notes that he’s playing
Combine with mine to make us whole

Music is magic
I feel it moving me
Music has the power
To set our souls free
Free

In the quiet of the night
All alone in our room
While the world is fast asleep now
He and I compose this tune

Music is magic
I feel it moving me
Music has the power
To set our souls free

Guante Rap:

The first time I called the spirit it was 1985
It was hiding in the harmony, riding the baseline
Didn’t know then, still really don’t know what to say
I can only assume that its divine
Listen
There’s a point in the acapella rendition of
“Its So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday”
Where I swear to ya’ll if you just listen hard enough
There’s another voice lower than the bass
And I can’t quite hear the lyrics that it’s singing
But it doesn’t really matter anyway
Because I know who it is and where it comes from
And everything that its got to say
And I don’t go to church, I sleep in these days
And I hear the word as that mp3 plays
Reaching a spiritual climax and witnessing
Intelligent design in the snare bass and high hat
There’s something bigger than music, bigger than humans
Its moving with truth and using the energy it’s infused with
I’m usually not religious, but listening to it, time stops
Coz that’s the whispering of God in your iPod

(end rap)

Music is magic
I feel it moving me
Music has the power
To set our souls free
Free