Austin, TX duo Hovvdy have released “I’m Sorry,” a new single co-produced by Andrew Sarlo. Stacking on Will Taylor’s growing pop sensibility, “I’m Sorry” carves a beat around the artist’s hollowed-out, echoing vocals. Jumbled feelings in flux swirl a cloud of granular electronic ambience. “I’m sorry,” he sings. “Going under the water again.”
Of the song and stylistic venture, Taylor says: “‘I’m Sorry’ is about the mixed emotions when a relationship has to change or end. Grief and relief. We were excited to pull the guitars back to let the vocals and ambient textures shine. The clank and swing of the programmed drums create a resonance and energy that brings it all together.”
Together as Hovvdy, Charlie Martin and Will Taylor hold together sonic memories. Warm, wistful captures cohered on the Austin duo’s third album, Heavy Lifter, less than a year ago. To follow, abalanced blend of remote and collaborative songwriting continued in their Texas homes.