The 14 tracks on the album came to life in Harts' bedroom studio with the virtuoso acting as an architect building, playing and recording every single note. The electrifying lead single "Peculiar," flaunts a hummable guitar solo between orchestral horns, slinky bass and an urgent and chantable refrain. While "Fear In Me" ponders the state of the world, the funked-up strut of "Power" gives way to an uplifting message and another electrifying display of six-string fireworks. "Hope" delivers a hip-hop inspired bounce over a hypnotic refrain, and the album culminates in a 6-minute blues-inspired odyssey "Ain't Too Far Gone," which respectfully pays homage to some of Harts' heroes, Buddy Guy and B.B. King.
The album title "Is a play on that old saying, 'Where there's smoke, there's fire,'" Harts admits. "I added a positive second line, Where there's hope, there's desire.' That phrase really sparked the whole context, which means hope and desire are a direct response to smoke and fire. There's a lot of sadness and trouble in our world, but there's still a lot of love being born." Complete track listing can be found below.
To celebrate the release, Harts has embarked on a series of exclusive U.S. dates. After successful shows at Milwaukee's Summer Fest and School Night show in Los Angeles, Harts will be bringing his live show to Chicago, NYC, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia and more.Please see full routing below!
Smoke Fire Hope Desire Track Listing:
Harts Upcoming Summer Tour Dates:
July 29th - Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
August 2nd - Washington D.C. @ DC9
August 3rd - New York, NY @ South Street Seaport
August 4th - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
August 5th - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
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