Summer Heart

David Alexander, better known as Summer Heart,

blends catchy lo-fi and dream-pop motifs that

capture the soundtrack of an endless summer.

Tastemaker blogs and mood-driven playlist curators

have loved his tracks for years, with Hype Machine

promoting him on ‘Nordic Spotlight’s Top 20 of

2016’ and ‘Hype Machine Favorites Vol.1’ on Spotify.

With the 2017 release of his new album, 101, his

Spotify profile is pushing 40 million plays, and his

Soundcloud is close behind at 10 million.

The new album tells the story of David’s love/hate

relationship with music, best expressed in the song,

“Love Affairs,” that acts as both a devotion to making

music and as a love letter to someone special. These

universal life experiences are musically infused with

nostalgia for days of summers passed. Lyrically,

Summer Heart songs touch on the transience of

summer and the fleeting relationships therein. Hints

of Washed Out, Blood Orange and Toro y Moi have

inspired David to refine chillwave sounds and polish

them into his own summerwave aesthetic.

On his shift from lo-fi to electronic dream-pop,

David says, “I’ve always been into electronic music.

Many of my very early Summer Heart releases

were 100% electronic. So, the sound of my album

101 is mostly due to my current influences, which

are leaning more towards the electronic. The lo-fi

sounds are disappearing because I am improving my

production skills, which make me more confident as

a songwriter.”

David assembled his song ideas for 101 on the

road and recorded them back home in Sweden. He

recalls, “I was in New York at the time, just hanging

out, visiting art galleries and exhibitions, watching

people, drinking mojitos and listening to music in my

headphones.” Summer Heart is a musical diary of

snapshots and memories from David Alexander’s

life experiences.


Summer Heart & Brothertiger 8:00 PM | Doors: 7:30 PM
Knitting Factory - BrooklynBrooklyn, NY
All Ages
Tickets $12.00