Central Heat Exchange (feat. Varsity) – Directly Down [Music Video]

Today the U.S.A./Canadian collaborative band Central Heat Exchange dropped the music video for Directly Down featuring vocals by Stephanie Smith of Varsity and drums from Lala Lala’s Abby Black.
The second single is taken from their upcoming self-titled debut LP which is expected to come out on September 10, 2021 via Birthday Cake, Citrus City and Sunroom Records.
A moody head bopping indie pop rock of a tune.

About the track:
“‘Directly Down’ started as a demo for another project, Discus,” says Paul Stoltz. “It was initially tracked in March at the beginning of quarantine while Jake and I were planning to record the second Discus LP. As it became apparent that we were not going to be able to record in person for quite some time (still haven’t), I added this song to the mix for CHE.”

The drum machine, rhythm guitar, bass, and post-chorus ambient sounds were all tracked by Paul on a Tascam 4-track tape machine. Jake tracked some loose vocal melodies for the song in addition to his lead guitar, but was unsatisfied with the way they turned out. That’s when we turned to Stephanie Smith from Varsity, an amazing singer and frequent collaborator or ours. The whole track has a stumbling, spiraling vibe that Stef highlights in her lyrics beautifully, taking Jake’s initial lyrics about a depressive spiral and morphing it into a song about humans destroying the earth.”

“It’s a song about humans destroying the earth,” Smith continues. “We’ve destroyed it so much by now that maybe we’re past the point of no return but maybe we’re not.”

Directly Down gets:
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