With the release of their debut record Where the Heart Is on the horizon, emocore Philly band Sweet Pill shared one final pre-release single, “Diamond Eyes,” last Friday. The slower ballad contrasts the two high-energy singles that preceded it, mixing acoustic guitar with a beautiful flute solo by Jill Ryan of the band Great Time.

The music video for “Diamond Eyes” is the third one directed by Midvessel for Sweet Pill. The cheesy prom setting captures the depressive feelings of a person being alone on what is advertised as the biggest night of your life.

"Diamond Eyes" by Sweet Pill (official video)

Sweet Pill’s previous single, “High Hopes,” brings the hard-hitting energy heard on “Blood”; lead singer Zayna Youssef energy matches the energy of the instruments for a focused five minutes that sits alongside acts like Turnstile on the better side of the emo revival. A groove of harmonics from guitarist Jayce Williams and beats from drummer Chris Kearney grabs your attention at the outset; there are plenty of songs where the intro is the best part and the rest flops, but “High Hopes” does not fail to make it out of the port. Youssef’s voice is powerful and drives the song to the emotional highs.

The humorous music video for “High Hopes” shows the band battling the Gutter Goblins in a fierce bowling game rigged by the spirit of their opponents. Leaving their green slime wherever they go, the goblin is set to make Sweet Pins lose.

"High Hopes" by Sweet Pill (official video)

Sweet Pill is playing an outdoor set at Original 13 Ciderworks for the Made on American Street Festival on Saturday May 21 and are celebrating their new album at the Ukie Club on June 9. Where the Heart Is releases May 25 via Topshelf Records and can be preordered here.