"'Keeping Secrets" is actually one of our favorite songs from this project. The lyrics portray the struggle of being in a toxic relationship and trying to come to terms with that reality and let go. Our goal was to use the stripped down version of this song to really draw the listener in on a deep level. Needless to say, we’re both so exited to finally be releasing this!" Heatseaker wrote within a recent emailed statement; one half of Heatseaker, Bree Lefler, wrote to me after I published a review of The Mountain Goats' frontman John Darnielle's "The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All The Other Jedi & Eats Their Bones," which was jokingly written (and ultimately, released) following a lengthy Twitter conversation with Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson. Lefler is joined by seasoned singer/song-writer Shannon McArthur. Bree Lefler and McArthur first met when he co-produced her 2015 Bree Lefler EP along with Aaron Sprinkle and she later went on to open for Shannon's band, The Riflery at venues such as New York's Pianos NYC.
Bree Lefler then moved from Colorado down to Nashville this past summer, wherein she quickly re-connected with McArthur and they collectively decided to "[take] on the endeavor of creating an acoustic duo with a unique Alternative Rock sound"—hence, forming Heatseaker. Bree Lefler told me that she produces all of the music videos for Heatseaker and her partner Shannon produces all of the audio; "Keeping Secrets," which we're exclusively premiering here at The Witzard, is Heatseaker's third release from a planned EP/album. "Keeping Secrets'" music video, like its recent predecessors, was produced by Bree Lefler with additional audio production handled by Shannon McArthur. Lefler filmed Heatseaker's "Keeping Secrets" music video this past winter within Nashville's Shelby Bottoms Nature Center & Greenway and cited some of their greatest sources of inspiration as Dashboard Confessional, Augustana, Coldplay, and Copeland. It was preceded by ALT DIALOGUE-debuted "Battle" and Music Creates Us-hosted "Yet," all of which will likely end up re-appearing on Heatseaker's forthcoming debut release.