The Head and the Heart – Signs of Light

On their third album, 2016’s Signs of Light, Seattle natives the Head and the Heart have taken the leap from melodic indie folk with Americana tendencies into full-blown radio-friendly pop.
But that’s harder than it ought to be, and most of the time Signs of Light, with its high-spirited choruses and stacked harmonies, sounds like it was made in the desperate hope that someone would license one of the songs for a television commercial. The execution is inarguably impressive, but the Head and the Heart have made much better music with simpler technique, and Signs of Light is the sort of album that confirms a fan’s worst fears about an indie act signing with a corporate label.

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