Ruben Hultman – Distorted Heart (Track Of The Day, 31st July)

Escape into the gritty ambience of our Track Of The Day. We proudly premiered cross-genre solo artist Ruben Hultman‘s EP Happy Face earlier this month. “Distorted Heart” is a firm favourite, and well worth giving some love to.

It’s smoothly inviting, veering into an metaphor-rich invitation of intimacy after a short introduction. Despite the metaphors, it’s clear that the request is for a sense-engaging experience. Dot dot dot.

“Won’t you play me your melody
I’ll be the rhythm section
Won’t you lend me your body
To be my canvas just for the evening”

The fluid vibe (created in part by Calle Winberg) and invitation for something special hangs in the air, before the noisier pop punk-ness of the chorus blankets the tender silence.

If we read between the lines, the chorus makes the excuses where the verse was vulnerable; saying “I’m a mess, I feel too much, I care too much”, but instead of fully hiding away and taking oneself away from the risk of rejection, the hope remains, suggesting “we could still be something.”

“Distorted Heart” captures the vulnerability of being seen and wanting to be let in to truly see the other. A short second verse adds to the sense of putting oneself on the line before quickly pulling back away and hiding under the cover of loud drums.

After the second verse with the chorus building up as well as EKG samples, things kick up a notch and the confidence and hope grow powerfully, and any fear of vulnerability is left for dead.

Go listen to “Distorted Heart” via Spotify. It was also Ruben’s birthday yesterday, so as well as giving your ears something special with this song, you’ll be giving Ruben a cool gift by checking out his music. ❤️




Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it.

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