Based on “Overgrown,” there’s nothing
underplayed about machineheart, other than the capitalization in the band’s
name. From the impassioned, echoed power vocals to the unexpected tranquility
of the outro, the first single from machineheart’s upcoming album is a
masterpiece of conception and execution. At the start of “Overgrown,” the vocals are accompanied by an attractive combination of upper and lower frequencies, with the deeper pitch notes provided by keys on the left side of a piano keyboard. At the 1:21 mark, toward the end of the declaration of independence that is the chorus, a synthesized sound equivalent to fanfare trumpets “announces” entrance of another phase of the dynamic track. Instrumentally this phase is characterized by whirlwind percussion, which is first heard at 1:36.
In a Facebook post by machineheart, they explained, "'Overgrown’ is significant to us. We wrote it during a time of figuring ourselves out... a time of desperation. you can hear that in the song, and we hope you love it as much as we do.” As further understanding of the track, frontwoman Stevie Scott said, “'Overgrown,' more than anything, is a feeling; it’s a place I pictured in my head. During the writing process, we intentionally escaped to try and figure ourselves out. And what we found creatively was so much open space. There was a pensiveness brooding that was honest and tangible; you can hear that in the song."
In addition to Stevie Scott, machineheart comprises Harrison Allen (drums), Carman Kubanda (electric guitar) and Jake Randle (bass). The LA-based band recently signed with Nettwerk Music Group. They are scheduled to open for The Horrors at The Independent in San Francisco on Friday June 29 (CLICK HERE for ticket information) and at the Regent Theatre on July 1st (sold out).