Blending classic soft rock and modern day americana, Michigan-based roots rock group Roots Asylum is back with emotional new single “Golden Hearts.” The band is a group of friends based out of Kalamazoo and blend rock, folk, and more in their sound. Their sound is constantly evolving as they continue to build on their already solid storytelling. The harmonies perfectly tug on the heart strings as the band recalls a story of a friendship lost.
“Golden Hearts” captures a universal feeling that anyone can relate to. If not the loss of a friend but the loss of a love or loved one. The group excels in highlighting a bluesy bass while keeping the guitar and drums upbeat. “Did time take our golden hearts?” is an example of the strong, real songwriting coming from this group.
It allows the listener to reflect and wonder if pessimism has gotten to them after being beat down over and over again. While there are some sad moments the track is still able to reminisce on the good times as well. The toe tapping rhythm takes inspiration from Roy Orbison’s Blue Bayou and Iz Kamakawiwo’ole’s Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
When asked about the vision behind the song band member Jimmy Mac recalled, “This song takes you back to the moments in your life you spent with your friend, the joy, and the struggle. It gives the listener something special to recall about that person who is still in our hearts.”
The song is available now and a perfect addition to any Americana playlist!
Reviewed by Katie Power
Photo by Aaron Kowalski Photography
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