Jesse Macht: “Suitcase Heart”

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I was first introduced to Jesse Macht three years ago when he kindly agreed to answer some questions for an interview here on HT. It was nearly a year later when a live recording of “Suitcase Heart” showed up in my YouTube subscription feed, much to my excitement. It’s been a while since I’ve heard anything from the L.A. based songwriter but while my musical attention span hasn’t been focusing on Macht in recent years, all of the same excitement from 2012 came bubbling up again when a recorded version of “Suitcase Heart” became the leading single for his soon-to-be independently released sophomore album of the same name.

What I’m most pleased about in regards to Macht’s sophomore album is that even two years later, “Suitcase Heart” made the cut. A major part of why I enjoyed Jesse Macht’s music years ago was that it bared a sincerity in its lyricism. Where other artists may find themselves flailing on a generic emotional flatline, Macht operates on a genuine level and it comes off in his music. He’s taken his own tragic experiences and beautifully presents it in a way that holds nothing back. I can’t wait to hear more of that in his full length album coming out on September 23, 2014.

Watch the music video for the single here.

Tour Dates:
08/17/2014 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Jives Coffee Lounge


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