Premiere: Sean Flinn & the Royal We’s Triumphant “Heavy Hearts”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 06.05.14 in News

A big, sun-dappled slice of folk-rock, Sean Flinn & the Royal We’s “Heavy Hearts” plays out lyrically like a goodbye letter. “Wait for me on the hill when the sunny days are long,” Flinn sings at the song’s beginning, as guitars twirl and drums thump behind him. The rest of the song follows a trajectory of peaks and valleys: Flinn gets nostalgic, the song tenses and quiets; Flinn feels triumphant and the song roars back its approval. It’s a steam engine chugging through a rolling pasture — rising and falling, but always moving determinedly forward.