The week’s happiest opening chord sequence (now there’s a Grammy category waiting to happen) belongs unquestionably to Summer Heart’s Beat of your Heart. It’s simple but it’s true. Summer Heart is the work of Swedish song-writer David Alexander, who manages to create this chilled vibe and lo-fi goodness all by his lonesome, oscillating somewhere between the party getting started atmosphere of Delorean and the all partied out afterwards moments that Washed Out specialises in.

Beat of Your Heart is taken from the Thinkin Of U EP, the tracklisting for which looks very much like the following:

  1. Sleep
  2. Thinkin Of U
  3. The Cross
  4. Beat Of Your Heart
  5. U Got All I’m Looking 4

You can catch Summer Heart on a US tour this Spring, including appearances at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, TX.

Tour Dates

February 13 – Norrköping, SWE @ Where’s The Music Festival

March 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

March 12 – New York, NY @ Piano’s

March 15 – Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub

March 17 ­- March 22 – Austin, TX @ SXSW Festival

March 26 – London, UK @ Birthdays