We wrote a few times about London-based four-piece Zola Blood. They have announced the self-produced debut album titled Infinite Games. “Heartbeat” is the first excerpt that shows techno-oriented ryhthms and the addition of the guitar lines and vocals harmonies. Listen below.
Heartbeat was written and recorded in the band’s Hackney studio and takes cues from the likes of techno heroes Matthew Dear and Trentemoller, blending layers of sumptuous percussion, analogue synths and atmospheric guitars.
Musically it reflects the band’s love of the dance music that pervades the area where they work into the night. Hang drums and acoustic guitars combine in complex rhythms and give way to a euphoric climax, while the lyrics tell the story of a relationship that should never have been.