Alternative pop duo HEIRSOUND, formed by Alexa San Román & Dane Petersen, have been strategically dropping each piece of LAYERS, a three-volume collection of EPs that progresses through deeper levels of emotions as the layers unravel into a story. Today, following the releases of Volumes I and II with their deftly self-produced videos for "Proud" and "Lacuna," the band has teamed up with Huffington Postto unveil the third video as a preview to the forthcoming and final installment of Layers (Vol. III). Head to Huffington Postto check out the exclusive interview and video for "Heaven With You." On the song, Alexa San Román states:
"Beginning Volume 3 with the sound of rain that you hear at the end of Volume 2 - 'Heaven with You' revisits the same story from Volume 1 except this time with a feeling of acceptance & letting go. This song is the conclusion to the first narrative throughout Layers. Although it is a separate narrative from the track 'Next Life,' the two are connected in that you must let go of one person to hold on to another." - Alexa San Román
For the concept and artwork of LAYERS, HEIRSOUND decided that an anatomy theme fit best to give this collection a face & visual. Skin, muscle & bone represent each EP and the lyrical content of each EP corresponds to each layer. Vol. 1 [Skin] deals with the surface level emotions (anger / attraction), and musically their instrumentals are the most electronic and synthetic sounding with heavy drums and high energy. Vol. 2 [Muscle] gets deeper underneath the skin where more complex emotions lay (confusion / anxiety / new feelings) - backed by a more organic guitar & drum musical sound with a middle ground energy. Vol. 3 [Bone] is where the deepest most sentimental emotional songs sit lyrically (acceptance / love) & instrumentally the music has a slow soft energy.
HEIRSOUND was formed in New York in December '14 around the talents of singer/songwriters Alexa San Román & Dane Petersen while the members were still in transition from a previous musical endeavor. Built around the dueling vocals & guitars of Petersen & San Román, the two set out to create an ethereal sound that they can call their own. Merging together from opposite sides of the country (Petersen from CA, San Román from NY), the duo start their journey as HEIRSOUND with a colorful six-song debut EP titled Merge. First appearing on the public radar in October '15 with the single "Do It Over", the team's new sound, & grassroots fan base became clear following a few months of visual artwork posts/teasers. HEIRSOUND is a duo who let you into their own world sonically as well as visually. Always working together closely, Dane & Alexa released their debut EP on 8/5/2016 while continuing to showcase their live performance in as many places around the world as possible. Merge EP was recorded at VUDU Studio, produced and mixed by Mike Watts, engineered by Frank Mitaritonna, Tom Happel & Mike Watts, and mastered by Joe LaPorta.