The Head and the Heart revisit that place where everything felt magical and easy : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast With some time back in the studio, and working on better ways to communicate, the band release their latest album, Every Shade of Blue.

The Head and the Heart revisit that place where everything felt magical and easy

The Head and the Heart on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "Virginia (Wind in the Night)"
  • "Every Shade of Blue"
  • "Shadows"

Sometimes, when you're with someone for a long time, your relationship can start to get complicated. There are resentments and roadblocks and emotional triggers that can make you feel far apart from each other — and far away from how you felt at the beginning when you first met. But it is possible to get back there, to that place where everything felt magical and easy. And for their latest album, Every Shade of Blue, the Head and the Heart did just that.

They physically returned to the studios in Seattle where they made their first two albums years and years ago. They also worked together to learn how to communicate by seeing a group therapist. You'll hear about all of that in a conversation with lead singer Jonathan Russell and multi-instrumentalist Charity Rose Thielen in this session, as well as live performances recorded with the whole band, beginning with "Virginia (Wind in the Night)."

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