3) Does being from Connecticut inform or influence your music, and if so, how?
The vast majority of bands in Connecticut are playing heavy music, which we also kind of got pushed into when we first started. It was a lot of fun, but after we had a ton of line-up changes, we established Half Hearted as the four of us in 2018. We got together one day and pretty much said, 'Why are we trying to make heavy music? Why aren’t we playing to our strengths and just writing the best songs we can?' So with that in mind, we wrote our debut album, which we would consider a rock album overall. We’re very happy with it and we think it sounds different than a lot of music coming from our state!
4) What is it about making Half Hearted's music that you find the most satisfying?
We are a fully self-produced band now, and that changed everything for us. No outside opinions influence anything we do, and we are free to explore every idea we have, no matter how weird it might be. Self-producing also makes it so much more satisfying to release music. If someone says they like one of our new songs, it means so much to us, because it was written/mixed/mastered 100 per cent by us. Our single One Drink has been getting some radio play, and it’s so cool that we can say, 'Wow, we have a song on the radio that we payed $0 to record because we did it on our own.'
5) What was the craziest thing that happened at your first sold-out headline show last February?
Something people probably don’t know is that Sean got food poisoning that day and he was throwing up right before we had to go onstage. So that was a bit stressful! But he powered through and made it happen. Also, just the fact that the show sold out was mindblowing to us. We had 300 of our biggest fans/friends packed into one room and it was an incredible night. We have our album release show at the same venue coming up in a couple weeks, so we hope we can sell it out again. Fingers crossed!
Check out our exclusive premiere of Half Hearted's Liar below: