New York, NY- The Head And The Heart came out on a perfect summer night to give the perfect summer concert in New York City’s Central Park at the Summer Stage Concert series. The American indie folk band gave the crowd a complete performance, mixing their setlist with both their popular hits and their lesser knowns songs for the die hard fans who sang along with every word. A normally rude crowd can be over heard drowning out a slow soft song, but with this band and this crowd, only the band’s beautiful melodies filled the warm summer air of this little pocket in the park.
Highlights for me included the mass sing-along of the songs “I Don’t Mind” and “Lost in My Mind”. I caught fellow Blurred Culture contributor Miss Vivian Wang– who was covering for another outlet that night- putting her camera down from time to time, and letting the songs bring happiness and joy.
Speaking of happiness and joy, if I could bottle the happiness that drummer Tyler Williams seems to have while playing the drums I’d be a billionaire, and there would be world peace. Wrapped up in a watermelon shirt no less, his smile and tossed hair could be seen even from behind the drum kit. Charity Rose Thielen, dressed in perfect pink, never disappoints, and every time she let her warm vocal tones wash over the audience, the crowd soaked in every note. Jonathan Russell was the ringmaster and the perfect host. His charisma was radiantly reflective, bouncing around the open-air venue like the beams of light that bounced off the disco ball that lit up the Summer Stage Stage.
Closing their set with “Rivers and Roads”, they sent New Yorkers on their way in a positively serene mood. If my love for the band didn’t swell enough, they have just released a cover of my all time favorite song, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House. Please check it, and them out if you haven’t already.
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