The newest track from Middle Part titled “Heartbeat” is an upbeat indie pop affair soundtracked with sparkly synthis, vintage drum machines and driving basslines.
Middle Part confides on the release, “It’s supposed to paint a picture of me watching myself fall apart. The song is centered around that chaotic feeling somebody in their 20’s can feel when they’re learning to navigate life or what “the point of it all ” is. “Heartbeat” is a collage of separate experiences of isolation and an internal dialogue stretching from Nashville, Alaska, and New York.”
Middle Part’s last single was added to Spotify’s popular Fresh Finds and Indie Fresh Finds and he has received acclaim from the likes of American Songwriter, Earmilk, Culture Collide and more.
Middle Part’s upcoming six-track EP I Wish I Was Alive is heavily driven by his personal experiences, his shortcomings, his struggle with depression, dissociation and overall loss. It’s about grasping the concept of death, getting older, mental instability and self-reflection. Andrew Selkōw confides, “I wanted to make sure and let go of my ego before I pursued music again so that’s a big theme in this record as well as the inability to connect especially when you’re compartmentalizing everything all of the time. I wanted to be really honest and vulnerable in this batch of songs. I’m so goddamn sensitive and hate to show it, but it just bleeds through all of my music.”
“Heartbeat” showcases Selkōw’s effortless vocals and atmospheric synths, resulting in a hypnotizing, dream-esque song.
Listening to Middle Part is like reading one of Selkōw’s journal entries and uncovering all the back and forth he has in his head on a regular basis. His honest songwriting grants people access to creating art in a safe space, admitting, “I just want people to relate. I so desperately want to connect and that might be the message.”