In a sweet recipe of floating melodies and twirling lyrics, Berlin’s Hearts Beating In Time brings us her new twinkly single, ‘Simone’s’. With elegant layers of dreamy synths and simple supportive percussion, Rebecca Theuma’s vocals tip-toe across her track in a delicate and inviting way. Simple lyrics that feel like a conversation with a friend invite listeners into close proximity, delivering a safe haven in a perplexing world. Rebecca’s disposition is comforting as she discusses the rotating world around her as she watches the sunrise.
As the track builds, she asks “I wonder if I’ll ever be a happy, perfect person?”, a question many of us ponder in the light of tough times. Against her earnest and worrisome lyrics, Rebecca’s instrumental continues to expand in an optimistic, rose-coloured way. ‘Simone’s’ is a curious reflection, but not one that is weighted in hopelessness. Rich, elongated synth pads never let hope diminish, and as time unravels, the mix feels celebratory of an all encompassing journey. Of the track, Theuma explains:
“This song tells the story of two close friends wandering the streets of their new home; the city of Berlin. They meet at a bar called ‘Simone’s Kleine Kneipe’ and spend the night walking around in the cold, until they can’t go any further and sit on a bench talking about everything and nothing until the sun comes up. The song is a result of this night-long conversation.”
With shades of the likes of LA’s Florist or GIHE fave Deerful in her musicality, Hearts Beating In Time floats in a world that is too immersive to be held to earth, leaving listeners in a welcome dream-pop fantasy. With a retro ’80s electronic tinge present throughout, and a taste of new wave bedroom-pop, Hearts Beating In Time’s ‘Simone’s’ is a ticket to a moment of glittery relief.
‘Simone’s‘ is out now via Reckless Yes, and is taken from the upcoming album Songs For The Girls, release date tbc.
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