An off-kilter guitar tune exploring the battle between logic and emotion when it comes to forgiving infidelity, Canadian art-punk duo Body Breaks have shared their debut single ‘Between the Heart and the Mind’. Taken from their upcoming album Bad Trouble (We Are Time), which is set for release on 18th June, the pair blend candid guitar twangs and straight-forward vocals on the track to help navigate their way towards acceptance and forgiveness.
Formed of Matt LeGroulx and Julie Reich, Body Breaks create sounds that are inspired by the likes of Pavement, Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth. Fuelled by a strong DIY ethos, LeGroulx experimented with Balinese gamelan guitar scales to form his distinctive riffs and Reich mined her own personal history in order to write the lyrics for their new album, with their debut single being a cathartic blend of both these elements.
“I wrote ‘Between the Heart and the Mind’ after I caught someone cheating on me and eventually came to forgiveness,” Reich explains. “When you’re trying to make sense of something hard, you’ve got your feelings and your rationale. You need to use both, and somewhere in the middle you find peace.” Amidst disorientating riffs and hazy vocals, Reich appears to find this middle ground.
Listen to ‘Between the Heart and the Mind’ below.