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Exploring sundry themes and stories, Broken Heart University’s new record “Too Close to the Border” traverses through wide-ranging and vibrant musical styles
“Too Close to the Border” is a vibrant collection of singles that depicts both the versatility of the artist and his love for Americana music. The newest addition to Broken Heart University’s stunning music, the record strings together different musical styles, moods, and aesthetics, paying homage to the very best of the Golden Age.
From the gently curated, insightful, and introspective songwriting in the track, “Loveless by the Sea” to the upbeat, feisty, and satirical portrayals in “Expecting Rain,” the new record has got it all. Taking listeners through a trip across a variety of music influences and genres, Broken Heart University’s new album will certainly put them right at the center of the map as rising icons who know where they are headed.
Determined, inspired, and passionate to create music that piques the attention of all audiences, Broken Heart University bring a multi-genre feel that has not been seen in a long time. BHU’s latest offering, “Too Close to the Border”, is a culmination of the artist’s own lifelong influences.
Presenting a musical roadmap of his American experience, tracks such as “Banditos in Our Minds” highlight the comic portrayal of two doomed tex-mex stooges. Meanwhile, the track “Spitfire Women”, underscores the moving story of how women pilots of the ATA overcame prejudice and misogyny to ferry planes during the second world war.
“Growing up in early 60s,” says Batty, “I looked to the best of American music for inspiration when sometimes homegrown versions seemed like pale imitations. From rock ’n’ roll to west coast sound to folk and blues it was always the Americans who intrigued me,” he admits.
Check out “Too Close to the Border” on all major online music streaming platforms, or visit the artist’s website- www.brokenheartuniversity.com to order CD copies. Reach out to the artist through email for interviews, reviews, and/or collaboration opportunities.
Despite everything, it’s been an exciting year for BHU. We’ve found new fans in the UK, USA, and Europe. And it’s been very gratifying to learn that our music has been getting played all around the globe – from Israel to Hong Kong to the Phillipines, Japan, and Malaysia. Thank you so much for your support, and for rocking your BHU merch!
Respect to Radley who co-engineered our last two albums. Yes – Dan was a great producer and engineer – but we all know who the real power behind the throne was. A quiet paw on the arm, a wet nose on the hand – he always knew just when to step in. From rock ‘n’ roll to folk to pop to jazz, the little master saw it all. You bossed it, Radders. You totally bossed it.