Heart Harbor traverses the cold for a fresh start in “Porcelain”
Philly’s Kerry Hallett just released the first new music we’ve heard from Heart Harbor in a year and change — a slow-burning, yearning folk-pop song called “Porcelain.”
The standalone single, the first since 2016’s Galaei benefit track “A Million Years,” first came into the world when Hallett was dealing with the affects of heartache and seasonal change, so it’s at least partially appropriate that it was released during this week’s manic, snow-one-day-sun-the-next climate.
“I wrote this song a couple years ago when moving cross country,” Hallett writes. “Driving back to Philly from Portland, Oregon in late January through snow-scapes and away from many heartbreaks, towards the hope of a new love and a fresh start.”
With clean-tone guitar and a moving vocal delivery, “Porcelian” captures that tentative optimism perfectly. Listen below; it’s the first in a series of singles Heart Harbor will release this year while a new live band is assembles. You can also hear a Key Studio Sessions rendition of the song here.