The Light The Heat Team Up With Roary On New Song “Afterlight”; Announce ‘Afterlight’ EP Out 11/19

August 30, 2021 BY Nettwerk

Recent Nettwerk signee The Light The Heat is proud to announce their new EP Afterlight due out on November 19th. The folk-pop duo of Nathan Horst and Jesse Proctor teamed up with Nashville artist/producer Roary for an anthemic and powerful collaboration. The Light The Heat and Roary introduce the EP with first single “Afterlight.” In the glow of glistening synths, airy strings, and elegant guitar, the track builds towards a sweeping and soaring refrain. “It basically says, ‘Once the dust settles, we want to be a voice and shine our light’,” remarks Nathan Horst. “We want to be aware of everything going on around us and in culture and offer some hope.”

Listen to “Afterlight” on digital retailers HERE.


Nathan and Jesse initially met in 2014 and collaborated on music for film and television. Locking into a groove, the pair unveiled the Silhouettes EP during 2017 as The Light The Heat. Following a series of singles and the holiday Back to the Start EP, the band served up their full-length debut, Wide Awake, in 2020. “All For You” amassed over 5 million Spotify streams, while “Rest of Our Lives” generated north of 3.5 million streams as “Endless Story” also crossed the 1 million-mark. After hearing the title track “Wide Awake,” Nashville artist-producer Roary reached out on Instagram. He sent over an instrumental, and The Light The Heat immediately embraced the vibe. 

Together, they 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. “For us, 2020 was a year of reflection,” observes Nathan. “We found ourselves and woke up like, ‘How can we become our true selves and not just be spectators, but actually get involved?’ It encouraged a lot of self-reflection.”