The Head and the Heart sat down with SPIN recently to talk about some of their favorite things and discuss their newly released second album, Let’s Be Still. “We’re more confident and trust ourselves more now,” singer Jon Russell said, comparing the fresh effort to the Seattle group’s self-titled 2011 debut. “The headspace for this record was, ‘Let’s not figure out what this sounds like — let’s just write the best songs we possibly can.'”
The folk-rock six-piece showed off one of those polished gems to a national audience on October 16, thanks to a tender performance on the Late Show With David Letterman. After tumbling and hollering through “Shake,” a keyboard-sprinkled yarn off of Let’s Be Still, the Sub Pop signees earned high-marks from Letterman, who cracked wise about joining the band on tour. Consult Facebook for the Head and the Heart’s upcoming live shows after catching “Shake” above.