If you have yet to be dazzled by Heliotropes, now’s the time. Falling in love with their first full-length album—A Constant Sea—in 2013 was easy to do, as the Brooklyn natives breathed fire into everything vocal they produced. Having taken a peak at the work that is to come, I can say without question that we are all about to fall in love all over again. I will note that the band has gone through a bit of a transformation since the first album, with Jessica Numsuwankijkul still acting as the fearless leader of the project, with a rotating band of brothers that—at present—includes Gregg Giuffre, Richard Thomas, and Ricci Swift.
Their sophomore album—titled Over There That Way—is on its way, and we’ve got the newest single “Wherever You Live” available exclusively to Impose readers.
Pressing “play” on “Wherever You Live,” we find ourselves as Marty McFly, transported back in time to a decade far classier than our own. We can totally see ourselves slow dancing to this track, or enjoying it over brunch or a backyard party. It’s a love song for the masses, with widespread appeal from Jessica’s gorgeous vocals and lyrics to the saxophone solo mid-track. (Kenny G, is that you?) Very much digging on the throwback vibes, the sincerity of the lyrics, and Jessica’s voice as she croons, “Hey wherever you live is where I live, until the end/Hey wherever you rest I won’t contest, I’ll just be.”
We’d like to fall in love to this song.
6/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds Northside Festival – The End Records Showcase
6/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Matchless Northside Festival – Supercrush Studios Showcase
6/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades Northside Festival – Pancakes and Whiskey Showcase
6/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ The Yin Yangs, Steep Leans and Water
Over There That Way will be released on The End Records on July 15.