In the run-up to the release of anyone’s debut album, it is fair to say that artists look to set the tone of their careers with the release of singles that are reflective of their artistry. And, for newly emerged indie band PAIR, “The Emperor’s Heart” is that tune. A sweet-sounding indie cut filled with ripples of acoustic instrumentation and bursts of the band’s woozy tone, the song is the perfect introduction to what is sure to be our new favourite band.
“All Men Are Mortal. The book inspired me a lot. It’s about an emperor who has become immortal. He tries to reform the world according to his own ideas, but resigns himself to the observation that the fate of humanity seems to go round in circles. He is overcome by apathy. At the same time, he feels the need for love and condemns his immortality, which makes any of his human emotions insignificant,” explains PAIR’s Pete Fosca Jr. on the inspiration behind the track.
With their new album headed towards a speedy release, and the promise of tracks inspired by the band’s isolated trip to a Pacific-bound tropical island on the horizon, it is fair that we will be waiting on tenterhooks for PAIR’s next move.
Head below to listen to “The Emperor’s Heart” below…