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Cartoon Hearts Go ‘All in’ on Debut Single “legs,” a Hovering Anthem of Love, Liberation & Hopeless Romance


A supercharged alt-rock anthem for hopeless romantics all over the place, Cartoon Hearts’ debut single “legs” soars with visceral ardour and uncooked power because the band erupts with a catchy, cathartic heart-on-sleeve upheaval.
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Stream: “legs” – Cartoon Hearts


Throw me from this bridge, let me sink, let me swim, I guarantee you… I nonetheless adore you…

B.eing a hopeless romantic has for too lengthy been related to damaged hearts and crushed desires.

What concerning the pleasure of falling in love and the joys of infatuation? What about the great thing about uncooked vulnerability and sharing your full self with somebody particular? There are of us who will say going “all in” dooms you from the beginning, however for these of us who put on our hearts on our sleeves, going “all in” is the hallmark of true intimacy – it is the danger you soak up wanting not only for love within the second, however for love eternal – a soulmate; a life companion.

Life is not a fairytale, however you get what you give – so why not give all of it you have bought? Cartoon Hearts’ debut single breaks freed from stereotypes and expectations, daring us to view vulnerability as a power fairly than a crutch.

A supercharged alt-rock anthem for hopeless romantics all over the place, “legs” soars with visceral ardour and uncooked power as Cartoon Hearts roar out of the gate, demanding our consideration with a catchy, cathartic heart-on-sleeve upheaval.

legs – Cartoon Hearts
Has this factor bought the legs,
or have been we doomed from the beginning?
As we got here ‘around the bend,
life was tearing us aside
Perhaps someday I am going to find out how
to manage this Cartoon Coronary heart

Atwood Journal is proud to be premiering “legs,” the exhilarating debut single from the Bay Space band Cartoon Hearts. The model new undertaking from Jay Chiorean (Rove; Cautious, Brother), Cartoon Hearts is (to say the very least) a labor of affection. Along with Randy Moore on bass and Henry Chadwick on drums, Chiorean spills his soul into songs which are each intimate and intense – the product of his personal coronary heart’s reeling.

“Legs” is the lead single off the band’s forthcoming self-released debut album Falling Out of Love In a single day, which Chiorean calls a “file is about ache and heartbreak, but it surely’s additionally meant to encourage hope, in addition to encourage self-reflection and acceptance… Loving and dropping is a part of life. Generally, somebody comes into your life who is not meant to remain in your life. Generally issues simply aren’t meant to be. And that is okay.”

Chiorean and co. maintain nothing again of their musical debut, lighting up with a radiant alt-rock sound akin to songs like “Intercourse” and “The Metropolis” from The 1975’s debut album: Glistening electrical guitars churn and riff throughout as a relentless drum beat pulses a dynamic beat. The band suck us into their euphoric fervor, and no sooner have they begun than we discover ourselves singing alongside to the tune’s infectious refrain:

Throw me from this bridge
Let me sink, let me swim
I guarantee you, I am going to nonetheless adore you
Throw me to the wolves
Take my pores and skin, take my bones
I guarantee you, I am going to nonetheless adore you
Cartoon Hearts © Natalia Neira


It is insatiable; it is intoxicating; it is unapologetic; It is one hell of an introduction.

“Cartoon Hearts is the love little one of self-reflection and unhealthy coping mechanisms,” Jay Chiorean tells Atwood Journal. “It was born out of desperation to grasp and course of a sort of ache I had by no means felt earlier than. It was the results of me recognizing and confronting the issues about myself I wanted to alter whereas studying to like the issues I am unable to. I wrote this entire file within the span of three months, throughout one of the troublesome occasions of my life. A few 12 months in the past, I had my coronary heart damaged in a approach I might by no means skilled. It caught me utterly off guard, and I had no thought how you can take care of it. I used to be misplaced and spiraling quick. I fell right into a deep, darkish gap and did not know how you can get out.”

“After many failed makes an attempt at drowning the harm, I made a decision to place pen to paper so as to attempt to make sense of every thing I used to be feeling. In the beginning, I did not have any form of imaginative and prescient musically; it was purely a therapeutic train. Every single day was a wrestle, and writing was the one factor that bought me by way of. Ultimately, as I stuffed increasingly more pages, I grew to become extra intentional with my writing, and the file slowly began to take form.”

Cartoon Hearts’ debut album ‘Falling Out of Love In a single day’, set to launch this Valentine’s Day
Has this factor bought the legs,
or have been we doomed from the beginning?
As lovers and as associates,
life was able to tear us aside
Perhaps someday I am going to study
The right way to management this Cartoon Coronary heart
Throw me from this bridge
Let me sink, let me swim
I guarantee you, I am going to nonetheless adore you Throw me to the wolves
Take my pores and skin, take my bones I guarantee you, I am going to nonetheless adore you

“’Legs’ was the third tune I wrote for the file, however I instantly knew it was the one,” he continues. “It is the Cartoon Hearts anthem and units the tone for the file. The refrain completely captures the essence of a “cartoon coronary heart” – a time period I coined to explain my tendency to like too onerous, too quick, and approach too forgivingly once I’m in a relationship. Whereas I understand this tendency has triggered me loads of probably avoidable ache, the entire thought behind Cartoon Hearts, and “legs” particularly, is taking one thing that could possibly be seen as a fault, and reframing it in a constructive approach. It is about reclaiming part of me that I used to be able to bury.”

Cartoon Hearts © Natalia Neira

It is the Cartoon Hearts anthem and units the tone for the file.

“Legs” arrives alongside a cinematic music video that sees a low-key associates karaoke night time flip into an electrifying rock present.

It is an up-close introduction to Cartoon Hearts filled with associates, pleasure, laughter, and celebration – which is, finally, the secret for this new band: Embracing and celebrating these qualities which are too typically seen as weaknesses, however can truly be our best strengths.

You known as me, I confirmed up
You begged me to carry up
You cried on my shoulder
Now I am ignored to dry all of your tears
whereas I am dealing with my fears alone

“A part of the intention behind the music video is to emphasise that ‘legs’ is not some emotional pity get together, however fairly a proud declaration of who I’m, and can at all times be,” Chiorean says. The road, ‘Perhaps someday I am going to discover ways to management this cartoon coronary heart,’ is supposed to convey a quiet resignation, with an virtually sarcastic tone. That is why, within the video, you see my finest pal Natalia burst into my house, dancing in a large coronary heart costume. The video is meant to be enjoyable and foolish, but it surely additionally represents my pleasure for, and perception in, this undertaking.”

Cartoon Hearts’ debut is irresistible – a reckoning and redemption multi functional. So what if it will get messy, and also you wind up loving the flawed particular person together with your entire coronary heart? To cite a well-liked Spanish idiom, it is definitely worth the ache. Studying to just accept and personal that reality lies on the core of Cartoon Hearts’ existence, and guarantees to be a recurring “character” of their music.

The band’s debut album Falling Out of Love In a single day is ready to launch this Valentine’s Day; right now, stream Cartoon Hearts’ “legs” solely on Atwood Journal!

And from now one, name us HOPEFUL romantics.

Throw me to the wolves
Take my pores and skin, take my bones
I guarantee you, I am going to nonetheless adore you

Throw me from this bridge
Let me sink, let me swim
I guarantee you, I am going to nonetheless adore you
Throw me to the wolves (Oh, and you’re feeling alone)
Take my pores and skin, take my bones (Oh, and you’re feeling alone)
I guarantee you (Oh, and you’re feeling alone)
I am going to nonetheless adore you (Oh, and you’re feeling alone)

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Stream: “legs” – Cartoon Hearts

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