My Flesh Heart is a 2-piece band out of Miami, Florida that seems to be going places. In fact, they recently returned from Nashville, Tennessee after recording their new self-titled 4 song EP with Matt Odmark of the Grammy winning band Jars Of Clay. They used a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to make this important trip for their career.
Ben Cardenas is the main songwriter and soulful heart behind the band. His songs attempt to appeal to a large range of emotions and he is able to do that while keeping the songs catchy and upbeat. It is obvious he is unafraid to wear his ‘flesh heart’ on his sleeve.
The first song, Just Give Up opens with an interesting synth drumbeat before Ben breaks into his heartfelt vocals. A good song where you actually want to focus on the catchy, yet haunting lyrics. It does cut a little short at the end, but that only left me yearning for more.
The highlight of the album for me was A Simple Seed. The chorus is catchy and very simple to get stuck in your head. My Flesh Heart show their song writing chops in the bridge of this song experimenting with some interesting drum machine sounds and vocal effects. This is a song that I am sure gets sung back to them at every live show.
Ask Me Why is a southern guitar influenced love song that explains how easy it is to be in love with the right person. Not my favorite, but not a bad song if you are in the mood for that kind of thing.
You can hear the Jars Of Clay influence throughout the EP and the promise of even more if they continue to work with Matt Odmark as producer. My Flesh Heart has a little while to go but if they keep moving forward at this pace they will make a nice career for themselves before too long.
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