POP DUO HIGH DIVE HEART ANNOUNCE EP “HDH VS. MTR (PART ONE)” DUE OUT LATE SUMMER
JUNE 3, 2016 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Nashville and Los Angeles-based pop duo High Dive Heart (multi-platinum songwriter and solo artist Jason Reeves and singer-songwriter Nelly Joy) are set to release their dynamic 6-song sophomore EP HDH VS. MTR (Part One) late summer 2016. The EP is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 debut Sonic Graffiti featuring the hit “Vintage” that was #1 on the Global Viral Spotify Chart and has over 2 million streams.
HDH VS. MTR (Part One) was produced by Morgan Taylor Reid (Backstreet Boys) at his MTR Studios in Los Angeles and at High Dive Heart’s Mystery Studios in Nashville. The band pays tribute to their collaboration with Reid via the EP title that means: High Dive Heart vs. Morgan Taylor Reid. The blending of Reid’s edgy, big sound and urban flavors with High Dive Heart’s organic, acoustic-driven music resulted in the record’s fiercely strong and beautiful sound. The band co-wrote the tracks “Camera Song” and “Stars Fall Down” with Grammy Award-winner Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum) – who produced Sonic Graffiti. Nelly gushes, “Working on the EP was exhilarating, and we’re so thrilled with what we created!”
First single “Misfit” http://bit.ly/1VxcRHT is an anti-bullying anthem that sets the tone for the EP with its vibrant intensity and undeniable melody. The track celebrates everyone’s differences by declaring that being unique isspecial and joyful. Jason explains, “We want to spread the message that it’s okay to be a misfit, that to stand out is to shine. And that if you’re suffering you are not alone. One of the main seeds of loneliness is the illusion that we’re all islands, but we can build boats and bridges.” Nelly adds,” We teamed up with The Bully Project to help try to end the bullying epidemic. People are losing their lives on a daily basis and we must speak up. We hope “Misfit” can be a vessel to encourage people to be kind to one another.”
The propulsive whimsy of “Camera Song” echoes the upbeat influence of Coldplay while the ebullient groove and unforgettable hook of “Dirty Money” recalls Macklemore & Ryan Lewis as it urges a call-to-action against the corruption of greed. The lush instrumentation and soaring refrains of “The Rain,” “Playground” and “Stars Fall Down” remind listeners to appreciate what we have and to cherish those we love.
HDH VS. MTR (Part One) pumps with the potent cadence of hearts on fire played with real instruments by people who really mean it. Jason shares, “Our main goal with this EP is to inspire people to dream, to love and to stand together. That’s what we have been doing from the moment High Dive Heart was born.”