Image: December Streets ‘Wild Heart’ Single Cover
Blending guitar-driven sounds and powerful synths with rhythmic vocal hooks, December Streets have climbed to fame with their dynamic and addictive indie-pop hits, most recently resulting in critically acclaimed singles such as ‘I’ll Try’, ‘Santa Fe’ and ‘Mexico’.
After months in the studio and on the road, experimenting and re-writing material over and over, the band have finally completed their first new single set to be a Summer hit, called ‘Wild Heart’. The fresh track features one of Cape Town’s prize exports and gutter pop trio, Thieve.
The single delves into the moment of trying to grab hold of the person you love who’s moving faster than you are. ‘It addresses the realization that an old love is moving on and slipping out of your grip. While you’re trying to figure out what is actually happening, the other has already lived a full, different life.’, says Tristan Coetzee from December Streets.
Wild Heart talks about trying to keep up with a wild heart. Tristan adds, ‘You’re completely absorbed and living the moment but realize the other person cannot or does not want to be contained in the confides of your relationship. Their eagerness, hunger for life driven by a motive you will never understand - ambition, fear, adventure and self-discovery, always on the search for something more’.
The track talks of coming to terms with the understanding that when you cannot keep up, no matter how much you adapt and try to keep that person close. First trying everything that you can to keep up, adapt, change but slowly realizing that it’s a losing battle. While when you hold dearly onto the idea of the relationship that has carried you, you then realize it is no longer there. The search for the Wild Heart that you will never find, because you cannot, and it does not want to be found.
The single releases today on iTunes available for download here and also Pre-order December Streets’ new EP, ‘Wild Heart’, today and get two free tracks: http://bit.ly/
Having already performed on the main stages of South Africa's major festivals and alongside global heavyweights ‘Jungle’ and ‘Of Monsters & Men’, the South African based 4-piece group, fresh off their European tour, are rapidly gaining traction around the globe while furthering their national success in 2017.
With the success of 2016 singles, ‘I’ll Try’ and ‘Santa Fe’ receiving extensive local and international radio play and charting; December Streets are set to follow up with the release of their highly anticipated EP ‘Wild Heart’ and ‘Wild Heart’ EP Tour this October 2017!