Embracing the difficulties of being a 20-something with an indie-pop offering is Brooklyn-hailed artist Middle Part with “Heartbeat”. Layered with sparkly synths and pounding basslines, the singer navigates the point of it all with a slow-moving production that touches upon the singer’s own experience of isolation and self-discovery. Pulling inspiration from late 90s indie-pop, the singer creates synth-laden music that blends contemporary sounds with old-school rhythms for a dreamy atmospheric tune. Accompanied by an illustrated video by Sally Myers, the artist said that he wanted the video to embody the nostalgic feel of the song, stating, “I wanted somebody else to interpret the song visually while maintaining this nostalgic feeling that I obviously love so much. Since the song is about my affinity for dissociating, I thought it would be fitting to view it that way aesthetically.”
Confiding on the release, the artist said, “It’s supposed to paint a picture of me watching myself fall apart. The song is centered around that chaotic feeling somebody in their 20’s can feel when they’re learning to navigate life. It is a collage of separate experiences of isolation and an internal dialogue stretching from Nashville, Alaska, and New York.”
Taken from his upcoming six-track EP “I Wish I Was Alive”, the singer opens the door on his own personal experiences and shortcoming in the EP, revealing that it will explore his dealings in grasping the concept of death and self-reflection. “I wanted to make sure and let go of my ego before I pursued music again.” The singer revealed. “That’s a big theme in this record as well as the inability to connect especially when you’re compartmentalising everything all of the time. I wanted to be really honest and vulnerable in this batch of songs. I’m so goddamn sensitive and hate to show it, but it just bleeds through all of my music.” With no set release day on the horizon, we’ll be sure to keep you updated on all things Middle Part.
Check out the single below…