Introducing Heart People and their genre-busting debut EP, Homecoming
A duo rising out of a deep well of creativity.
Heart People is the combined forces of producer Ryan Grieve (formerly Canyons) and vocalist Rachel Rutt, and they've just unveiled their debut six-track EP, Homecoming. Out now via Hole In The Sky Records, it harkens back to a time when artists like The KLF and Eurythmics were all over the charts, but with a profoundly modern twist that reminds us of an updated version of some of Canyons' best work.
To celebrate the EP's release, we got to know 'em a little better below. Check it out along with the EP, which features six original tunes plus six dubs of each.
Tell us about yourselves?
We are Ryan Grieve (formerly of Canyons) and Rachel Rutt (visual artist/model). Heart People came from reading poetry to music, talking about what we believed in, what we wanted to see more of in the world. We believe in sincerity and want to channel this through our art.
What’s the vibe music-wise?
Industrial, dance, song structures, pop, fun, dark, gentle, rough, experimental, honest.
Bits of sound begin, concept is brought forward, improvisation, experimentation, stop, conversation, thought, back at it for another few weeks - song.
Can you tell us about your new EP, Homecoming?
We’re testing the limits of what is pop, dance, electronic — We love all these things, why not have them all together? Homecoming is about listening. Tapping into the things we don’t have to see to know are there. To be sensitive and open. Homecoming is a celebration of music’s innate ability to take us to our most universal, intuitive, reactive, nativity: dance.
What’s the rest of the year have in store?
Another batch of music to be finished, singles or another EP will come out, Pet Shop Boys remix to finish, touring, working on our live show, Rachel is making art, Ryan DJ'ing. More writing for an album.
Where can we hear more of your music?