Seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter, Alex McArtor recently released her debut EP, Spoken Word. “‘Heart Talk’ is the most important song to me on this EP as it spawned a full album’s worth of material,” Alex proclaims. “I vividly remember writing it in the dead of winter while I was at boarding school in New Hampshire. I wrote the song in under five minutes on an untuned piano… a really untuned piano,” she laughs. “It just spilled out of me so effortlessly and lifted this weight that I didn’t even know I had off my chest. I had taken a little break from writing songs that fall while away at school and that moment just made me realize how much I need it in my life. It’s the best way I can unbottle and release emotions I have.”
Although the EP’s version of the song contain almost no piano at all, it does feature an acoustic guitar backbone. The song gets the full band treatment including an almost full-minute long electric guitar solo and a gorgeous string arrangement.