Melbourne indie rockers Husky embrace the beauty and serenity of nature with their sophomore record, Ruckers Hill. The album’s name, as well as its title track, references a special spot where frontman Husky Gawenda used to frequent with a girl, one which offers nice distant views of the city. Additionally, the band opted to record the follow-up to 2012’s Forever So between Gawenda’s home and a peaceful cottage in the Yara Valley, surrounded by grazing goats and a dog named Fella.
That earthy roots mentality can certainly be heard on the band’s latest single “Heartbeat”. The finger-picked acoustic guitars and lofty harmonies all emulate an Appalachian aesthetic. Gawenda even muses on sunsets and hillsides. The music becomes more hectic whenever he mentions manmade works like trains and highways, as though the modern world is some kind of villainous character. It’s a yearning for simplicity in a time where that can be hard to find. Listen in below.
Ruckers Hill is out June 2nd via Nevado Music. Pre-orders are ongoing.