The Head and The Heart Unveil New Song “Virginia (Wind in the Night)”: Stream

From the forthcoming Every Shade of Blue, out April 29th

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The Head and The Heart have returned with “Virginia (Wind in the Night),” the second single from their upcoming album, Every Shade of Blue. Listen to the song below.

In a statement, lead singer Jonathan Russell referred to “Virginia (Wind in the Night)” as a sort-of love letter to his home state. ”Being from Virginia, for me this song represents a long and winding relationship to place — a place that is grounding,” he said. “I’m often drawing on my life through symbolism as a way into someone else’s psyche. It’s part of my search for a deeper connection without having to compare our experiences directly.”

He continued, “There is a reason this song has two titles. One is literal and one is symbolic. Not everyone is from Virginia, I know that. But I bet you have walked home and heard the wind in the night.”

Last month, The Head and The Heart spoke with Consequence about the new album, revealing there is a  “broad spectrum of sonic choices.” Accordingly, “Virginia” is a drastic contrast from the more introspective “Every Shade of Blue.” Rather than being a forlorn ballad, it’s an anthemic celebration with a catchy chorus.

Every Shade of Blue arrives April 29th on Reprise/Warner Records. The Head and The Heart previously shared the album’s aforementioned title track. This spring, the band will head out on a North American tour with Shakey Graves, Dawes, and Jade Bird. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.



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