Shelterheart’s upcoming self-titled release Shelterheart is a labor of love from two longtime friends, Wren and Luke, who have been collaborating for over a decade. The third release from the group, a bit of time has passed since their acclaimed 2016 EP Welcome Wolves. Shelterheart is their first long player release which will see the light of day this year via Perpetual Doom.
Though Luke and Wren live on opposite sides of the country, their musical collaboration has become so constant, that Shelterheart has been creating increasingly impressive music for the last several years.
Shelterheart is a combination of musical forces. Wren writes the songs for the group, as he records the acoustic guitars and vocals, while Luke orchestrates and produces all of the backing tracks, transforming them from their acoustic beginnings. This brings the Shelterheart sound to life. Shelterheart’s live shows are similar, with Wren on guitar and vocal duties, and Luke taking on the role of the multi instrumentalist, bringing the sound from the record to the stage.
The first single release from the album is the dreamy track “In Photographs,” which immediately portrays how the group has evolved in the past few years. Wren’s vocals are hypnotic and smooth, which fits perfectly with Luke’s intricate production.
Wren’s drawings and paintings also serve as an important visual component for Shelterheart and you will see them sprinkled throughout the band’s physical and virtual presence. Shelterheart’s first two EPs were released independently online. In 2022, Perpetual Doom and Along The Way Records will release Shelterheart’s debut full length album.