After a long and winding road promoting the 2013 album Let’s Be Still, The Head and the Heart will take that exact advice to heart. Based in Seattle, the six-piece ensemble is currently on the east coast, making their way to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Saturday night (Dec. 14). That’s followed by one more show in San Francisco — and a much-deserved break.
“It’s been four-and-a-half years since we’ve had a chunk of time off, and so when we finish up touring at the end of this year, it’s pretty much just going to be ‘take six months off to live and be writing songs,’” band member Josiah Johnson told Paste in November.
Johnson added that he’ll use the break to collaborate with bandmate Jonathan Russell – but without going overboard.
“I think we’re planning a handful of things next year where we play an acoustic show, the two of us, and use the money from that to rent an Airbnb that has a piano. Go and write and try out those songs,” he said. “That’s once a month, and the other three weeks we’re home. Ultimately next year, we’re going to give ourselves a chance to be normal people who live at home and have girlfriends that actually feel like girlfriends.”
In the meantime, the band is offering a lovely, dreamy visual treatment for the album’s swelling title track. Take a look at the inspired, eye-popping music video for the Head and the Heart’s “Let’s Be Still.”