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Cold Hart Debuts His Post-Punk Single and Music Video, “TSOM”

Cold Hart shares his nostalgia-fueled lofi post-punk single and video, “TSOM,” produced by Andrew Dawson and longtime collaborator YAWNS.



Cold Hart, photo by Mario Dante
Cold Hart, photo by Mario Dante

Over a decade ago, Long Island-based songwriter/producer Cold Hart got his start twisting the pop-punk and metal songs that soundtracked his youth into languid hip-hop tracks. Many releases later, his musical evolution has found him narrowing in on traditional songwriting that better approximates the music that he grew up listening to, whether it be The Cure, Depeche Mode, or Tears for Fears.

Continuing on this new sonic journey, today he shares his nostalgia-fueled lofi post-punk single “TSOM,” produced by Andrew Dawson (Kid Cudi, Linkin Park, Code Orange) and longtime collaborator YAWNS (GOTHBOICLIQUE).

The artist muses:

“The sound of memories. Me and YAWNS wanted to make a song that was very post punk driven, something perfect to drive through a foggy road at night to. We started making it in a room in my old house on Long Island and then finished it in Arizona at Andrew Dawson’s studio.”

From Long Beach, CA, Filipino-American artist Cold Hart co-founded the GOTHBOICLIQUE collective, where he helped pioneer a brazen hybrid of emo and hip-hop. Bringing a modern production sensibility to guitar riffs and samples, it felt instantly nostalgic to kids who grew up listening to bands like Brand New and Blink-182.

Following a summer tour with The Drums, Cold Hart dropped his dreamy single “Gazer,” which positioned him in the world of guitar-forward experimental alt-rock with traces of shoegaze and bedroom pop melodicism.

Cold Hart “TSOM” single artwork

Cold Hart “TSOM” single artwork

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