The Hello Darlins press photo

The Hello Darlins releases an appealing music video for their “What is a Broken Heart For” single

The Hello Darlins is a Calgary, Alberta-based, award-winning Americana collective of artists and special guests. Not too long ago, they released an appealing music video for their “What is a Broken Heart For” single. The video, filmed on a chilly spring day in the Alberta Foothills, was directed by The Hello Darlins’ friends, James and Libertee May, with Lacina’s 1971 VW van as the storyline’s main set.

The Hello Darlins – “What is a Broken Heart For” video

“Gimme a minute of time, I can’t keep up with the pace. You’ve got a lot on your mind; you’ve got a lot on your plate. I’ve got a lot to be thankful for, oh, but this one I’m failing to see. You let me fall so in love, only to take it from me. I’ll never ask you to save me, I’ll never cry and repent. I’ll never ask your forgiveness; I don’t need to get into heaven. Don’t need my prayers to be answered, I don’t need anything more. But God won’t you answer the question, tell me, what is a broken heart for?” – lyrics

‘What is a Broken Heart For’ tells a heartfelt tale about a woman who questions if God is on her side or not. From where she’s standing, HE might not be because, her neighbors are all happy, enjoying life. Maybe God is more interested in their happiness than hers. Too many dark thoughts are running through her mind right now. With no way out of her predicament, she starts to think her broken heart will never ever get mended. Later that night, with a heavy heart, she asks God, “I heard the lesson on Sunday morning but this one I can’t understand. How can you say that you love me and still let me go through this pain?”

‘What is a Broken Heart For’ is a playful and upbeat song reminiscent of Linda Ronstadt, with classic harmonies of the Eagles. The song poses a lighthearted question that we may have all asked at some point during a time of heartache – what’s the point of love if only to experience a broken heart? On a brighter note, “What is a Broken Heart For” is featured on The Hello Darlins’ latest album, entitled, “In the Sundust.”

The Hello Darlins – “In the Sundust” album

The Hello Darlins - “In the Sundust” album cover

“The new music was written over a month at the start of 2022. Candace wrote about 32 songs in the first two weeks of the year, and at first, I thought she was joking. But since the first tours of the year were on hold due to the pandemic – it was a great window to just buckle in and make another album. We ended up recording two albums worth of material. There are some up-tempo blues, bluegrass, and southern rock-inspired songs that I think present a more complete picture of the band’s live show.” – Mike Little explained

IN THE SUNDUST is a sample of the first of a collection of new songs recorded in part, at L.A.’s famed United Recording Studios with multiple Grammy-winning engineer, Ross Hogarth (R.E.M., Hall & Oates, John Mellencamp, John Fogerty). The tracks were mixed by the multi-Grammy award-winning engineer, Mike Poole. (John Prine, Martina McBride, Robert Plant).

Additionally, the rhythm section for the sessions consisted of A-listers Bob Glaub on bass (Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon) and drummer Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Bonnie Raitt). In all, it was a magical experience for The Hello Darlins’ creative core, vocalist/lyricist Candace Lacina, keyboardist/co-producer Mike Little, and guitarist/co-producer Murray Pulver.

“We had a call with a great studio agent who loves Americana music, and he liked our album. He invited us to record at United and the timing was perfect because we had all the material written and ready to go. It was honestly like being on the hallowed ground there. You could FEEL it in the ether, in the walls. It was just incredible to be in a space creating our music where so many of our heroes like Linda Ronstadt, Neil Young, and The Doors stood – who were part of creating the original Americana sound.” – Candace Lacina explained

 The Hello Darlins

The Hello Darlins press photo

What happens when a few of Canada’s most in-demand session musicians decide to create something new? You get The Hello Darlins. Led by Mike Little, Murray Pulver, Candace Lacina, and a powerhouse cast, the band combines all of their skills and influences to forge a distinct hybrid of Country, gospel, and blues like no other. Their work with artists includes a list that ranges from Shania Twain, The Crashtest Dummies, as well as the late B.B. King and more.

The buzz began building almost immediately after the collective debuted on the scene in early 2020. The following year, after releasing their debut album, “Go by Feel,” they quickly rose to international acclaim. The album debuted at #4 on The Euro Americana Charts and was selected as ABC Country Music Australia’s Album of Choice. Also, “Go by Feel” has been nominated for three Canadian Folk Music Awards for Emerging Artist of the Year, Ensemble of the Year, and Single of the Year; as well as awarded Songwriter of the Year at the YYC Music Awards.

To date, “Go by Feel” has gained over half a million streams on Spotify and Apple Music, 12,000 monthly listeners, 3000+ radio and satellite stations nationally and internationally (primarily in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the Netherlands), and over 300 press reviews and interviews worldwide so far.

The Hello Darlins – “What is a Broken Heart For” single

The Hello Darlins - “What is a Broken Heart for album cover art

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