The concept of love is a funny one. You’re taught that it’s a very specific thing, that it needs to fit into certain parameters to actually be considered “love.” But then you realize the different types of love: ones between friends, partners, brothers, sisters. And then even within those subsets of love, there are even more layers and complexities that no fairy tale, poetry, or song can even begin to unravel. But in those attempts, something amazing can emerge.
The first solo effort from singer-songwriter Heather Robb is an EP entitled, July and the first official single is the brutal but beautiful track “It Isn’t Me,” which we’re ecstatic to premiere. I could try and tell you all the different ways Robb’s voice affects your soul but no amount of buzzy descriptives would do it justice. You’ll just have to take a listen for yourself.
“This song is about the devastating realization that you can love someone deeply and still not be the right partner for them,” Robb said. “If you’re lucky, you can treasure and revisit the beautiful moments you shared while you were together because no love is ever in vain. But sadly, in the timeless words of Patty Smyth (feat. Don Henley), ‘sometimes love just ain’t enough.'”
July will be available everywhere July 5th. If you’re in New York, be sure to catch the release show at Rockwood Music Hall, also on July 5th — details here.
Featured image c/o Shervin Lainez