SONG REVIEW: Lost Hearts – Hate Yourself
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Nashville, TN-based rockers Lost Hearts are bursting onto the scene with their debut single “Hate Yourself”, a pop-rock banger of a track that is sure to become a summer playlist staple. The song explores feelings of being stuck in a toxic relationship, a topic many people can surely relate to.
From the opening notes, I was almost instantly hooked by the bouncy guitar riffs, and the first time I heard “Hate Yourself”, I already found myself humming along by the third or fourth time singer Max Frye crooned “Do you hate yourself for loving me, the way that I loved you?”. It is a bit repetitive, but extremely infectious. This is a perfect song to throw onto a road trip playlist or to put on and dance around your room, and I can definitely see it having potential to go viral on TikTok and/or possibly do well on alternative radio, which would be no small feat for a new act.
The band, consisting of Frye on vocals and guitar, JT Shea and Victor Adriel on guitar and bass, and Mitch Arnholt on drums, are already showing that they have a knack for combining edgy riffs with lyrics and melodies that are just begging to get stuck in your head. For a band that started out as four guitar players coming together, (according to their press release, they flipped a coin to determine who would play the other instruments), they have an incredible sonic chemistry. As a music writer, and just an avid music fan, I listen to a LOT of music, and I can say with confidence that I have not heard a band hook me this quickly in a minute. I am absolutely in love with this track, and I look forward to seeing what Lost Hearts have in store for the remainder of 2023 and beyond!
The music video for the track is similarly simplistic, yet polished, and is an excellent showcase of the band’s talent.
We have also included “Hate Yourself” on our weekly Spotify playlist, Manor Music Monday.
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