By: Staff –
Indie-pop/folk duo HARLOR will release their debut EP, Letters To An X, on June 25th.
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The EP follows the release of their latest single “Heart Games”.
The 6-song EP further unfurls HARLOR’s rich sound – combining guitar-driven melodies, acoustic and electronic production elements with an incredibly polished vocal production that walks the line between folk and electro-pop. As the title suggests, the EP’s songs each represent a “letter to an ex”, with its heartfelt lyrics weaving a sincere, introspective narrative about a relationship that’s ended.
Though relative newcomers to the scene, HARLOR has already made a splash in the music industry. Early on, they caught the attention of renowned production duo Katalyst (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Drake) who quickly signed them to a production deal. Fast becoming known for their incredible live performances, HARLOR recently performed a TIDAL session and just performed at Channel Sounds: Still Isolated Festival.
Certain songs catch us off guard. Upon pressing play, we drop our inhibitions, let go, and give in to the moment. The music of HARLOR enables such release. For as much as they may resemble self-described “regular dudes,” the duo—Nick Gerard [singer, songwriter] and Max Anthony [producer]—surprise with an unpredictable and undeniable spark, integrating singer-songwriter spirit into modern pop punctuated by hypnotically high registered harmonies and synth echoes. With production from Katalyst [Bruno Mars, Eminem, Drake], the group comes to life in a series of singles released this year.
“We want to make good songs people connect with,” says Nick. “We want to make songs people love. We’re trying to catch you instrumentally and then hit you with a message. Although not all our songs are heavy topics, we write openly about depression, addiction, and other struggles in order to empathize with a conflicted listener, and have them know they aren’t alone in that.”
1.) Heart games
2.) As a Dream
3.) Letting you down
4.) Not ready to go
6.) Be well