Vocalist Harry Kagan of the rock group Music Band believes in the power of a “good form of anxiety” and has used that feeling as a tool to create his latest single. Additionally, Kagan explores how anxiety along with other motor emotions have shaped his writing over the years.
“Heat is a good form of anxiety. The heat comes from that type of volatile potential energy that you feel when something is just starting to reveal itself to you, ”Kagan told American Songwriter. “It’s exciting, but that initial spark can have devastating consequences if you lean too far too soon. For me, that kind of anxiety always exists in a tricky tightrope routine. That’s why the chorus says “I don’t want to talk about it, I don’t want to think about it”. I think it’s important to control yourself when you’re feeling optimistic about something, not because I’m cynical, but rather because I prefer to be surprised. Overall, I wanted it to be a lighter, more direct song and had listened to “Hollywood Nights” a lot.
“Heat” is a lively, bouncy rock track with a raw, no-frills vibe. The three members form the trio of power par excellence. The release of the upcoming single Party, benefits from simplistic but functional guitar riffs, based on power chords with a sound comparable to The Strokes and The Black Keys. The effect of loose snare heads and Kagan’s husky vocals complete the song by adhering to its cohesive raw vibe, fitting it into the perfect modern garage rock song for today.
“A lot of things I write are direct responses to things that happen to me,” Kagan said of his songwriting. “I’ve never been the type of person who can say, ‘I’m going to write a song about eating bread,’ and then sit down and do it, although I wish I was better at it. One way that I think and hope to have grown as a songwriter since the last album is that I no longer feel tempted to flatter or incorporate trends or write about things that I think I do. should write. I don’t know if it’s specifically evident on this album, but when I think of the records side by side, I see this new one as kind of a logical step forward. The songs on Party sounds to me like they’re from three guys who have completely evolved from the previous album.