Dave Heumann Holds Tight to Quiet Optimism on ‘Ides of Summer’ (Exclusive Song)
While Baltimore indie-rock band Abouretum was on hiatus over the past couple years, founder Dave Heumann decided to keep busy by working on a solo project. The singer and guitarist today premieres his new song “Ides of Summer” on Speakeasy.
It’s a measured tune with dreamy guitars circling Heumann’s gently catchy multi-tracked melody. The singer says the song is in part a reaction to the global disarray of climate change, resource depletion and growing economic inequality. “But what about the human stories that happen with all this as a backdrop?” Heumann says. “Is there still room for a summer love or an inner sense of excitement that one can feel despite all this? This song seems to argue that there is indeed room for that.”...
...Mixed by PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish, “Here in the Deep” includes contributions from Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak and Walker Teret of Lower Dens. The album is due Oct. 16 on Thrill Jockey.
Click HERE or the screen shot below to listen to "Ides of Summer" and read the entire piece on the WSJ!