Playing Hearts launch Go away It All Behind


A SALISBURY band has released their latest single, Leave It All Behind.

Gambling Hearts consists of Simon Rowe, Sam Wright and Will Kozak, who are signed to the London record label Animal Farm.

Sam still lives in Salisbury, while Will recently moved to Bapton and Simon lives in south London.

Singer Simon, who wrote the song back in 2019, said: “We have been excited about this song for a long time. It was recorded early last year, but due to planning we had to wait a few months before we could release it. When it comes time to get it out, you usually aren't as excited as when it was recorded. But this one has always been one of our favorites. It still feels fresh and we're happy people hear it. "

Gambling hearts: leave it all behind

Leave everything behind a single cover

He says when he wrote the song the country was split over Brexit, adding, "It's all anyone would talk about and the divide felt pretty hostile. It all felt difficult, very tense. This one So song was born out of frustration and fear. It's not a protest song or anything, it's just loosely how I felt back then, set to music. I hate conflict and I don't have the power to change anything, but I love songs to write and play the guitar. "

Simon and Will previously played together in Cast Iron Shores, but after the band split up the two decided to form a new band and added Sam.

After the band formed they moved to London to play two or three nights a week, but after a few years in the music circle they decided to call it a day. Then, about a decade later, the trio were reunited when Sam married and the band restarted.

"That was the first time in a good 10 years that the three of us were in the same room," said Simon.

After a couple of weeks they started texting each other to play together again.

“We were thinking about changing the band's name, starting over, and Gambling Hearts isn't the best name, it sounds like a dating app or something, but we had fond memories of those first few years so did we kept it, ”said Simon.

Gambling hearts: leave it all behind

Commenting on the effects of the pandemic and the lockdown, he added: “We haven't played together since March last year. It was difficult like everything you love, if you can't, you miss it. We released three singles last year, but if you don't play live it's difficult to promote them properly or get anything out of them. We find it difficult to get people to listen to the singles when we're not playing outside. "

Gambling Hearts has another single scheduled for release and Simon says he has written new songs that the band will be working on.

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