We have written at length over the years about how we adore the impact and effect music can have on your life, on your demeanour and how you feel. The right song at the right time can give context to a moment of heartbreak, it can inspire and energise you or it could sooth you, reduce your stresses and wash away tension like an elixir filled bath. One thing we’ve not spoken about too much however is the capacity that music has to surprise, to catch you off guard like a ninja and blindside you with its brilliance. The emergence of mysterious Franco-American collective EXGF gives rise to this feeling within us as, having missed their remarkably effervescent and bombastic debut “Idle Hands” last year, they have knocked us sideways with their new track, “We Are The Hearts”.
The gradual construction of sound upon sound that we are treated to as the track begins, all controlled and calm, belies what is to follow and what makes “We Are The Hearts” so startling. This seemingly honed and refined murmuring of electronics and vocals falls like a façade as the hook bursts forth into this incredibly rousing, anthemic, triumphant and defiant song. It is a transformation scene; an explosion of mystical powers that have hitherto lain dormant in a hero; it is revolution in pop music form and it is unstoppable. Rise up and join EXGF. We already have.