Brooklyn indie-pop artist Middle Part has released their new single “Harley” today. The track, which details the struggles of a tortured artist was born from a sabbatical journey from Brooklyn to the woods of Tennessee. The nostalgic-sounding song can be heard now below.
Middle Part describes “Harley” as a portrait “of a tortured artist daydreaming about a simple and complacent life. [‘Harley’’s] message touches on my struggle with being unable to provide myself with any normalcy. The refrain is that no matter how much I want this other thing [complacency], subconsciously, I’m not going to slow down or stop what I’m doing because art feeds me, and is the only thing I know how to do well.”
Middle Part’s mission is to create music that makes listener’s feel something, bridging the industry gap between what the consumer wants and what art is meant to do – provoke emotion. Emerging from the throes of addiction, Middle Part’s honest songwriting is a testament to the duality of an artist, supported with cathartic lyrics like “Feels like I’m losing it / I cry at the happy sh*t / where has my mind been at / I just wanna get high and slide out”.