The only thing that remains the same is people always change…
“Look deep into nature,” noted genius Albert Einstein once said, “and then you will understand everything better.” In science, that means observing how disorder can transform into productive energy. In art—specifically, People Change, the debut album from ethereal indie pop band machineheart—it’s discovering how emotional dissonance can yield beauty. “People always change and we’ll never be like we were before,” Stevie Scott sings in the title track, her Kate Bush nightingale vocals mingling with dreamy atmospherics. “If I let you go, will you be able to walk on your own?”
It technically took the Los Angeles-based group—which includes drummer Harrison Allen, bassist Jake Randle, and guitarist Carman Kubanda—five years to get here. Within hours of first meeting, they started jamming. And within days of playing their first show, they were already fielding label interest. Almost instinctively, this overnight success felt foreign to machineheart. “Things happened really quickly,” Harrison says. “But it came down to the four of us saying, ‘This doesn’t feel authentic.'” People Change, co-produced by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele), is, says Harrison, “a full expression of what we wanted it to be.”
For fans of Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac and Lana Del Rey.