[Cover photo credit to Jess Williams]

Cincinnati-based Alternative Rock outfit The Heavy Hours have released new song “Take My Heart (I’ll Take Yours Too)” off their forthcoming new studio album, Gardens, scheduled for release February 18, 2022 via BMG. They’ve also released an accompanying video.

“Take My Heart (I’ll Take Yours Too)” was recorded several years ago, long before the band had management or a record label, and predating their working relationship with Simone Felice (The Lumineers, Matt Maeson, The Avett Brothers) and David Baron, Producers of the group’s 2021 debut Wildfire EP. 

At that time, they had collectively saved up money, each of the members took a week off of work, and they set out to record a some songs at Montrose Recording located on remote farmland in Richmond, Virginia with producer Adrian Olsen (Nate Smith, Foxygen, Futurebirds). “Take My Heart (I’ll Take Yours Too)” and the rest of the songs on the forthcoming Gardens album were written over the course of just a few months before hitting the studio with Olsen.

The band states:

We simply wanted to make art in the form of music and have physical evidence that we did so. “Take My Heart (I’ll Take Yours Too)” is a song about turning points, changes, and choices; it explores how pain can sometimes be felt during the good times – and also how love can be conjured, even in life’s darkest chapters.

We’ve been busy as a band the past few years promoting our Wildfire EP and now we’re excited that our fans finally get a chance to hear the record that started the journey. Gardens is the result of four different people; friends united by life’s hardships and the desire to respond loudly. We found answers to our questions after writing songs and then recording them on that small farm in Richmond. Gardens is our small plot of land, our garden of songs.

The band has announced 2022 US tour dates supporting Brett Dennen with more shows to come.

Feb 14 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage 

Feb 16 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom 

Feb 17 – Somerville, MA – Somerville Theatre

Feb 18 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse

Feb 19 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall

Feb 20 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry 

Feb 22 – Rockmount, VA – Harvesters Performing Center

Feb 23 – Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Center for the Arts

Feb 24 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle

Feb 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Variety Playhouse

Feb 26 – Nashville, TN – The Basement East

Feb 28 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall 

March 2 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

March 3 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Civil Theatre

March 4 – Chicago, IL – Park West

March 5 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue