Miles Hewitt’s “The Ark” Seeks A Vessel To Save Humanity

[Cover photo credit to Rita Lovine]

Miles Hewitt has shared new single The Ark from his debut LP, Heartfall, which arrives August 26th, 2022, and features contributions from members of Devendra Banhart, Kevin Morby, and Aldous Harding’s bands.

After years leading Boston Art-Rock collective The Solars, Hewitt returned to Harvard College to finish his collection of poems The Candle is Forever Learning to Sing. Following his graduation in 2018, Hewitt made for the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, settling in a small town down the road from a friend’s recording studio.

Hewitt drew on British and American Folk music, ‘70s songwriter rock, Psychedelia, Krautrock, and Electronic music for Heartfall. Few of Heartfall’s compositions have recognizable verse/chorus structures.

Hewitt explains:

As I became interested in a less anthropocentric mentality, I wondered if this could be expressed through formally organic songs, built from looping phrases or motifs and evolving at the level of the line.

“The Ark” opens with the sound of rushing water that “transforms into a tempest of drums and bass, setting up a search for the mythical vessel that can deliver humanity from climatic doom”.

    Aug 06 – Story Parlor – Asheville, NC
    Aug 09 – 5 Spot – Nashville, TN
    Aug 10 – Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH
    Aug 11 – Rear End Gastropub – Pittsburgh, PA
    Aug 12 – The Avalon Lounge – Catskill, NY
    Aug 13 – Lilypad – Cambridge, MA
    Aug 14 – Sun Tiki Studios – Portland, ME

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