by Tobias Moore
Brimming with the understated optimism that Texan two piece, Hovvdy, have become renowned for, latest release, True Love, sees the duo yet again escape from the paces of real life, as they encourage you to believe eternal summer is upon us. Still scattered with field recordings, True Love‘s upbeat core makes it a song that seems destined to welcome them into ears beyond their current cult fanbase.
Now coupled with producer Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Courtney Marie Andrews), his influence cannot be underestimated, as the textural spontaneity associated with his work with Justin Vernon shines through. But as much as Sarlo’s skill is apparent, so too is the feel of lead singer, Charlie Martin’s recent release, Imaginary People. Possessing the ageless warmth of last year’s Runner and the sing-along qualities of Cathedral, True Love is a song that, while still distinctively Hovvdy, offers something much bigger and brighter than anything we’ve heard from them before.
Hovvdy’s fourth album, True Love, is out through Grand Jury on 1st October.
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