Indie-Folk Duo THE LIGHT THE HEAT Share Tender Love Song “Belong With You”
July 11, 2022 BY Jason Currell
After making their return with the warm “Morning Light,” cinematic indie-folk duo, The Light The Heat,share a tender new love song, “Belong With You,” via Nettwerk. Feathery acoustics and lush pedal steel add another dimension to this blissful anthem. Vocalist Nathan Horst opens up about his marriage with matter-of-fact lyrics that find comfort in the simplicity. We just make sense. Darlin’, we just make sense, ever since the day we met.
Listen to “Belong With You” on all digital retailers (here).
“This song feels like nostalgic love,” comments Horst. “Looking back at the simple connections that brought us together.”
The accompanying music video was produced by Lineage Film Co. and was directed by Robbie and Allison Barnett. We see scenes of Nathan with his wife enjoying the little moments that make up a deep, loving relationship. It’s clear to see that they belong together. Super-8 film shots are interspersed throughout, adding to the song’s nostalgic tone.
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The Light The Heat crystallizes the union of two complementary creative perspectives, two minds, and two hearts. Nathan Horst and Jesse Proctor speak the same musical language in their own respective dialects and accents. Moving forward in harmony together, the pair balance immersive production, eloquent folk instrumentation, and elevated songcraft. Generating nearly 30 million-plus streams and receiving acclaim from Variance Magazine, Big Takeover, and more, they fortify the strength of their bond.
Meeting in 2014, they initially wrote music for film and television behind-the-scenes. 2017 saw them form The Light The Heat and unveil the Silhouettes EP. They gained traction with their full-length debut, Wide Awake, during 2020. “All For You” eclipsed 5.9 million Spotify streams, and “Rest Of Our Lives” generated north of 4.3 million Spotify streams. During 2021, they joined forces with Nashville-based composer and producer Roary for the Afterlight EP. Of the title track, Variance Mag claimed, “‘Afterlight’ is a reminder of what is good and overall brighter days. It’s a welcome sentiment at any time, but it’s very much necessary in this moment.” Additionally, The Big Takeover hailed “Waking Up” as “powerful and cathartic.”
Together, The Light The Heat assemble ponderous cinematic indie folk out of lush instrumentation, thought-provoking lyrics, and soft harmonies. For as much as the music reveals about its creators, it might just show you a thing or two about yourself.
THE LIGHT THE HEAT IN THE PRESS…
“Especially as so much of the world tries to emerge from difficult times, while still facing so much heartache and uncertainty, “Afterlight” is a reminder of what is good and overall brighter days.”
“Powerful and cathartic, the band emotes a feeling of reconciliation and renewal.”
“…The layered folk instrumentation and vocals are absolutely captivating…”
–Ear to The Ground Music
“…a beautiful and spacious hook that helps the song become a part of you after that first listen…”