Hamilton Leithauser, who has been a part of the Sound Stage at SXSW party earlier this year, has released “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)”, and features Angel Olsen. The release celebrates the signing of Leithauser as a solo artist through Glassnote Records.
According to SPIN, a statement was released by Leithauser. “This song is about catching yourself off guard when an emotion hits a little harder than you were ready for.” Leithauser continued saying, “It’s a desperate and funny situation. The desperation can be a little bit ridiculous, which can be a little bit funny, but it’s also desperate, so it’s agonizing. I thought ‘Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)’ should be delivered with huge passion and energy, and I needed a fierce and booming voice as a counterbalance. Luckily, I got my first choice: Angel Olsen.”
The song has a soothing start that escalates quickly into a faster repetitive beat. Angel Olsen sings as backup vocals, giving the track a type of old Hollywood atmosphere. The song can be listened to below.