Brighton solo up and comer Park Days return with the latest single ‘Hearts Take A Very Long Time To Heal’. The brainchild of Sam Thrussell, a founding member of the acclaimed band Dutch Criminal Record, the new single comes hot off the back off Dutch Criminal Record’s recent EP, ‘Apathy Mixtape’.
‘Hearts Take A Very Long Time To Heal’ immediately grabs attention with its tight, simplistic guitar-led backdrop, complemented by swaying drums and subtle keys. Sam’s emotive and purposeful vocals add a strong sense of direction, delivering a commercial hook that’s hard to ignore. The production, characterized by its boxy and understated quality, draws parallels to The Strokes, infusing a bedroom-pop-come-indie-rock edge into the song’s melancholic tone.
Speaking about the track, Sam explains:
“Hearts Take A Very Long Time To Heal is an old track inspired by The Magic Gang song Alright. It’s about worrying about the future and dealing with uncertainty when there doesn’t seem to be an immediate resolution.
It was written in 2020 and was initially a really gentle acoustic song. When in the studio Rob Quickenden suggested I add a vibraphone part which I had great fun playing (you can hear it from the second verse onwards). It has a real ethereal quality and was used by one of my favourite writers Nick Drake on Saturday Sun from his debut album Five Leaves Left!”
Sam Thrussell has already achieved success with his debut release, ‘Down and Out,’ and Dutch Criminal Record’s sell-out tours, national radio play, and recognition in tastemaker press. With the launch of his second solo single under Park Days, Sam continues to carve his niche as an exciting up-and-coming artist. ‘Hearts Take A Very Long Time To Heal’ showcases Sam’s versatility as a songwriter and performer, leaving listeners eagerly anticipating his future endeavors.