““Heart’s Racing” is a brilliant album by the Swedish indie rock one-man band The Search , which always gives you the impression that you are dealing with a pop rock / new wave masterpiece from the mid 80’s. Recently The Search has grown into a 4-piece band and hopefully that will open up opportunities to tour. Undoubtedly, such a strong album will also convince live.” (snoozecontrol.be)
“Where the previous album “Some Place Far Away”, released about half a year earlier, had a sometimes somewhat sticky electro pop sound, this 18-track new album, “Heart’s Racing” taps much more from indie pop and indie rock keg.” (darkentries.be)
Only 6 months after the retro-inspired, two-album journey of THE SEARCH came to an end, the band are publishing their new Indie Rock record “Heart’s Racing” on September 25, 2020. As in the previous two albums, Razmig Tekeyan wrote, recorded, and mixed the complete album himself.
“Heart’s Racing” is formed by old ideas blended into new songs within the well-known THE SEARCH framework that has Razmig’s singer-songwriter abilities as its core. Trusting his intuition, he brought the guitar back in the spotlight and the result bears a passing resemblance to the highly acclaimed album “Staying Alive In A Country Industrialized”; more distorted guitars, fewer synths, sparse acoustic parts, inspiration drawn from songs such as “The Warrior” by Scandal, “One Night Love Affair” by Bryan Adams, and “Your Love” by The Outfield, are few of the ingredients that make up the no less than 18 tracks of “Heart’s Racing”.
The album is about ambition versus inhibition, desire in contrast to reality and those moments when the heart is racing but the mind is resisting. Framed by “Saturday Night” and “Tell me I’m not alone”, the work includes a homage to the band Pulp (“Ghosts”), while the bass and drums in “In my restless Dreams” are inspired by an old The Search track called “Panic Attack”.
“The listener can expect a dynamic album of punchy sing-along pop songs, acoustic tracks, mid-tempo rockers, and the odd bit here and there.” (Razmig)
And who knows what the future will bring since THE SEARCH became a band once again shortly after “Heart’s Racing” was recorded; Razmig along with Viktor Thylwe (Guitar), former long-time member who has now returned to the band, Johann Bernövall (Drums, Ex-Light In Your Life), and Eric Nyberg (Bass, Ex-Light In Your Life) are already back in the rehearsal room…