The Wandering Hearts have shared their new single ‘Dolores’, another taster from their upcoming self-titled album, coming July 30th.
The song was inspired by an article that Chess Whiffin had read about the late Dolores O’Riordan in Rolling Stone en route to writing sessions in London. When she arrived, she felt compelled to share the story with her bandmates Tara Wilcox and AJ Dean-Revington, who were just as affected by the story as she was. As Tara reflects, “We were going through a lot and it was so good that we had each other. My mum would always say, ‘Everyone’s fighting a battle you know nothing about.’” That simple yet compelling adage inspired the song’s central lyric.
The final version of ‘Dolores’ was completed early in 2020, when The Wandering Hearts headed deep into the Catskills to record with producers Simone Felice and David Baron.
Chess adds, “When we recorded Dolores, we had no idea what lay ahead and the toll the pandemic would take on our own and other people’s mental health. The song feels like a timely reminder to be kind to yourself and others as we come out of lockdown.”
The album is available to pre-order here, and will be released on CD, vinyl, cassette and digital formats.