Track Of The Day: Navina – ’27 Hearts’

Bringing a happy, summery feeling, ’27 Hearts’ is the bright and catchy new single from indie producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Navina. It is the first from a “volume” of her upcoming releases called S H A P E S.  

Navina writes and produces music herself from her bedroom in Cambridge, playing all the instruments apart from the drums and bass. This delightful new single was mixed by Grammy Award-winning Rob Chiarelli.  

The song addresses social media, and an instant-gratification society. Oozing a smooth, piano–led, pop/soul vibe, it will have you tapping your toes and snapping your fingers along to its bouncy rhythm on first listen. However, although the song is light-hearted and fun, there is a serious side to it: “You’ve got 27 Hearts, every picture is the same… How much more they mean to you.”

It’s a clever and self-reflective song, with the poppiness slowing down midway and at the end with the gentle reminder that “What you need is right in front of you”, preferring the freedom of looking out, and not looking down. Think Feist, with a touch of Minnie Ripperton’s ‘Loving You’, and what’s not to love?!  

Every once in a while, it’s nice to slow down and enjoy life’s simpler moments, and ’27 Hearts’ sums up that feeling perfectly for me. And, having already received acclaim from the likes of BBC Radio 1 and BBC Asian Network, I look forward to hearing more from Navina, and the breath of fresh air that her music brings.

Fi Ni Aicead

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