The Head and the Heart Explain 'Signs of Light'

The Head and the Heart

(Radio.com) After nearly a year off, taking a break from a grueling tour schedule, The Head and the Heart hunkered down to write Signs of Light, their major label debut and one of their best to date. But how did the Virginia-to-Seattle-to-Los Angeles band end up with the title, and what does it mean?

"It's the last song on the album and once you go through the whole album it just wraps everything up really nicely, says Jonathan Russell of the Josiah Johnson-written song. 'At the same time it makes you want to start the whole thing over again. He called it 'Signs of Light" and it just felt like the perfect statement for the whole album."

Reading through the lyrics on the liner notes or Genius.com, one might think the songs on "Signs of Light" are somewhat bleak. But nothing could be farther from the truth. The uplifting music balances the sometimes cynical lyrics perfectly. In fact, 'This record feels like we're coming together as a band," says drummer Tyler Williams. It's a positive record," adds Kenny Hensley. Although the lyrics occasionally come from dark places, bandmembers insist it's an uplifting album, which is easily proven when watching their elated audiences.

"Everyone's gone through a relationship where things didn't work out' you try it again and it doesn't work out," says Jonathan Russell of the album's breakout single, 'All We Ever Knew." 'That feeling of 'Why are we doing this to ourselves? We know it's not going to work out. We've tried it before. Just let it go.'" Read more here.

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