Alt-pop/folk duo HARLOR are the up and coming indie act that needs to be on your radar. Fast making a name for themselves for their fresh yet polished sound, HARLOR specialize in dreamy, heartfelt vocals backed by an infectious, melody-driven production style. Today, HARLOR returns with their scintillating debut EP “Letters To An X”. As the title hints, each song delivers a heart-wrenchingly vulnerable, “letter to an X”. The EP features the singles “As A Dream”, “Not Ready To Go”, and “Heart Games”, which have already generated a cumulative 1 million streams and praise from Variance, Soundazed, Idobi Radio, and The Hype Magazine.
Speaking about the release, HARLOR shares “This is our first EP release so it is a huge milestone for us as artists. The songs on this EP form a story, so we recommend people listen to it from start to finish in the intended order. Each song revolves around relationships leading to the end, which is why we chose to title our EP “Letters To An X”. The title groups these songs as messages to an ex-lover, and we hope the EP will help our fans with their feelings of lost love.”
Reviving the lost artform of the concept album, “Letters To An X” delves into the many moods of a relationship that’s ending; fearlessly bringing feelings of longing and loss to the forefront. This flawlessly crafted project finds the unique ability to make vulnerability and pain look and sound inviting. Though “Letters To An X” is designed to be listened from end-to-end, each song also serves as a stand-alone, welcoming its listeners into a very intimate passage of heartbreak and grief throughout its various lovelorn stages. HARLOR expands on this, explaining “the spelling of “X” forms a double entendre referring to a point in a journey, “X marks the spot.” What spot the “X” marks is dependent on the perspective of the listener. We invite you onto our, and your, journey.”
Though relative newcomers to the scene, HARLOR has already made a splash in the music industry. Early on, they caught the attention of renowned production duo Katalyst (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Drake) who, recognizing their immense talents, quickly signed them to a production deal. In addition to their prowess in the studio, the duo have also shown their potential as a live act, having recently virtually performed a must-watch set for TIDAL and featuring at the Channel Sounds: Still Isolated Festival. With their “grab you on the first listen” hooks and dynamic production style, HARLOR are without a doubt, cementing their place as an artist to watch in the near future. Stay tuned for more music from HARLOR in 2021.
Listen to the new album on Spotify here.