L.A.-based alt-pop outfit machineheart first made waves in the blogosphere with Katy Perry covers. Now, on the heels of their 2015 debut In Your Dreams, they’re set to mark the pop world in their own right. They’re readying their sophomore EP (which is currently untitled and set to be released this fall) and we’re pleased to premiere its soulful and brooding first single: “Stonecold.” It’s a sobering meditation on the ruins of a relationship amidst a bass-heavy, downtempo backdrop.
“It was written during a moment of clarity, the kind when you are able to see life from a third-person view and see the situation for what it really is, rather than through your own rose colored eyes,” recounts lead singer Stevie Scott. “I’m a perennial optimist, so it really takes a lot to get me to that kind of place.”