Bristol-based psych duo Jadu Heart today release their long-awaited sophomore album ‘Hyper Romance’. Released independently via VLF Records, the album is out now on all available platforms.
Written and recorded in a Bristol basement over the course of nine months with a load of grungey foot pedals and amps, the duo have created a body of work that blends raw, lo-fi psych-rock with sonic healing. ”The studio was right next to an old church so we decided to call it ‘The Crypt’, and some of that gothic influence definitely seeped into the album as a whole,” they remark. A project largely based on the interplay between calm and chaos, ‘Hyper Romance’ is made up of a collection of love songs written during a period of relocation and reflection. “It’s about the intense highs and lows of being in love, and is pretty much a soundtrack to the light and dark sides of your relationship.” Whilst their first album ‘Melt Away’ saw the duo experimenting on a more electronic-leaning tip during a chaotic few years in a competitive London scene, ‘Hyper Romance’ is the band grown up. Releasing six tracks over the course of a year, Alex Headford and Diva Jeffrey gave us a glimpse into the flux of maturity, moving to a new city, falling in love and the emotions tied to it.
Born to artistic families, Headford and Jeffrey were naturally drawn to music from a young age, both being immersed in it whilst at home and on family vacations. As self-taught songwriters and producers, they have always wanted to do it their own way and not rely on anyone else. This independence has seen the duo move in a new musical direction, not being tied down to any one genre as they draw influences from various fields. The 11-track ‘Hyper Romance’ is testament to the longevity of the band, and takes us on a sonic journey through the world in which they inhabit.