From the moment it begins, Where The Heart Is by Lovepet Horror sounds excellent. Now, that might seem like a very generalised thing for a reviewer to say, let alone open an article with. Admittedly all good music sounds great, no? Who hired you?! Well, maybe you’re right. Perhaps Daniel Thomas shouldn’t have chosen me, but we’ll leave that to the next Zoom meeting. The thing about this track is it has a unique feel from the second you press play, and the production is masterful. Due to this, you get an instant appreciation for the time and effort that must have gone into creating it, which makes it an endearing piece of art from the off.
Peculiar vocals and beautifully affecting strings pierce the soul throughout the two-minute duration. I’ve never heard a voice quite like this before, but if I had to describe it, I’d compare it to Morrissey, with a little Future Islands thrown in for good measure.
A few days ago, I was speaking about the merits of short and sweet music. Once again, I find myself praising a musician for being able to create a fantastic, well-rounded, and full single without going beyond the two-minute mark. Does it leave you wanting more? Yes, but that can only be seen as a good thing. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Lovepet Horror, but for now, let’s enjoy the beautiful melodies of Where The Heart Is.