Written by Live Nation Staff • Photography by Michael Amico, Live Nation • January 3, 2017
After wrapping up a two-month tour in support of their latest album, Signs of Light, indie alternative band The Head and the Heart took the stage at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas show to close out a phenomenal year.
The lead single off their new album, “All We Ever Knew,” became their first Alternative chart-topping tune—an uplifting, clap-along alternative anthem that’s perfect to start your morning with.
Maintaining a certain level of balance was always an important element of The Head and the Heart’s identity—in an interview with Mother Jones, vocalist Josiah Johnson opens up about where the band’s name comes from: “ And though your head is telling you to be stable and find a good job, you know in your heart that this is what you're supposed to do even if it's crazy. It's a balance of weighing out things out."
The band, which originated in Seattle, still hold true to their raw, folksy PNW sound that is a bit more fitting for a cozy coffee shop session than a Hollywood arena. Having recently moved to Los Angeles, where they wrote music for their third album, it seems the band’s been influenced by the clear skies of California. A bit more snappy and strum-happy than their previous releases, Signs of Light reflects their stepping out into a new light.
Take a listen here if you haven’t already.