LA’s machinehearthave shared another visually enthralling video for new single “Altar,” an aching bid for salvation that is at turns vulnerable and assertive. The ethereal indie pop quartet released their anticipated debut full length album, People Change on February 8, followed by a North American tour withYou Me At Six and Dreamers starting February 21st in Boston, MA and ending March 11th in Los Angeles, CA.
Machineheart’s beguiling frontwoman and lyricist Stevie Scott reflects on the track, “‘Altar’ started as a very rudimentary, guttural response to inward despair. There was so much commotion going on in the world and I didn’t fully know how to process it. It was my birthday actually, so I remember it well. I started slapping on the guitar and sort of talk-singing through the verse. I’m so spongey when it comes to emotions and I just couldn’t hold in the measure of sadness that day. I do think it ended up having hope and triumph in the end and that’s very true to how I view the world. Even in deep tragedy, there is still beauty to be found.”