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Fast rising enigmatic newcomer, Haux has returned with his latest windswept torch, “Heartbeat” song and video, and announced his forthcoming sophomore EP + companion short film Something To Remember (out March 30 via Ultra Records).
2017 was a pivotal year for Haux, the multi-media-silhouette of Woodson Black. From his quiet home in the Berkshires, the photographer-turned-musician carefully curated each step of his debut EP All We’ve Known -producing each song, photo, video and design. By years end Haux had been streamed over 50 million times, playing sold out shows on multiple continents.
“Heartbeat” is another hauntingly poignant track anchored on ghostly vocals and sparse, icy synths. The electronic-folk talent’s cocktail of caressing vocals, humming piano, and stirring drums once again takes listeners on an introspective journey from start to finish, each murmur of his softly lulled tenor a shadow’s sigh in the darkness.
Again Black is at the helm of every recording and wrote and directed all of the footage, while fans have come to recognize his distinct photography that serves as album art. Black filmed the “Heartbeat” video in the Cape Cod seaside town of Truro, Massachusetts, and it features Sam Laiz and model Chloe Nørgaard.
The clip is a preview of the forthcoming companion film and gives a glimpse of the characters and narrative which tracks a young carpenter (Laiz) whose life takes an unexpected turn when he falls for a girl (Nørgaard) with pink hair and a dour secret. At the end of a whirlwind three days together the young man is left with a difficult choice that will explore the depths of love, loss and atonement amongst the gorgeous New England scenery.
“I get the chills anytime I remember this day at the beach. The landscape was so desolate it somehow made us shiver even more,” Black says. “I tried my best to capture that haunting feeling of being completely alone with your thoughts; those relentless kind of thoughts that never leave you. I wanted to show that while there is always pain in remembering, there is tenderness too.”
Haux has announced a spring European Tour with US dates TBA shortly.