Dan Black Performs “Hearts” Live: The Idolator Sessions

Sam Lansky | June 21, 2013 8:48 am

Dan Black had one of the strongest contenders for song of the winter when he dropped by Idolator headquarters a few months ago to perform his new track, “Hearts” — but the song is only just now seeing an official single release, so lo and behold, “Hearts” is a surefire song of the summer.

Featuring Kelis on second-verse duties and harmonies, the lushly synth-drenched midtempo track recalls the sound of Black’s debut with a pop sensibility that’s even more refined this time around. Black stripped the track down to its bare essentials to perform it on acoustic guitar for us in a single killer take — and the exclusive video is right here.

Watch up top, and pick up “Hearts” on iTunes now.