Alt-pop Band The Strike Tackles Empathy and Grief on “Heroes of the Heart”

February 16, 2024 BY Emma Orland

Los Angeles alt-pop band The Strike combines soaring vocals with moving, anthemic lyrics on “Heroes of the Heart.” The single, which delves into how to navigate supporting a loved one through grief, showcases The Strike’s signature danceable blend of pulsating synthesizers with a modern rock edge. Listen HERE.

The Strike frontman Chris Crabb elaborates, “‘Heroes of the Heart’ is a song about being there for others in their time of need.  Grand acts of bravery sell a lot at the box office, but everyday acts of kindness rarely get as much attention.  And while incredible acts of heroism are certainly worthy of celebration, we wanted to write an anthem for the people who show up in simple ways and remind us that no matter what happens, we’re not broken.”  

“Heroes of the Heart” is just the latest single The Strike have released over the past few months, following the band’s feel-good track “Soundtrack” and friendzone bop “Just Friends.” Stay up-to-date on details about their forthcoming debut album by following the band on socials.


Hailing from Los Angeles The Strike are a band that received international attention after the release of their debut album Faint of Heart, including a sync placement in the Netflix hit-movie To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before . Legendary Grammy award winning artist Quincy Jones handpicked the band for a 3 month live residency in Dubai. Afterwards they went on to tour in China, Australia as well through the US with artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen, Journey, Kelly Clarkson, Cold War Kids and more. Known for blending nostalgic keyboard sounds from the 1980’s, with modern production, anthemic choruses and infectious guitar riffs, The Strike have received glowing editorial support from publications like CLASH, Billboard and more, drawing comparisons to The 1975 and The Band CAMINO.