Premiere: Listen to the latest emo robot song from Analogue Heart, “Windows 98 Maze”
Tomorrow, Analogue Heart will officially release their latest single, “Windows 98 Maze.” Left of the Dial has been lucky enough to get early access to the track, and we’re excited to share it with you a little early today.
Analogue Heart is an Atlanta-based musician who makes “disco-inspired emo music about being a gay computer.” Honestly, I don’t think I could write anything that would sell them better than that. How could you NOT want to listen to gay computer emo? Always donning a CRT on their head, they sing of programming malfunctions, misfiring circuits, and flickering screens.
Similar to bands like hey, ily and exciting!!excellent!!, Analogue Heart dabbles in various genres, blending them in innovative ways. Previously, they’ve released singles that dip into the realm of dream-pop and shoegaze. On their 2021 release, Digital Soul, you can hear everything from funk guitar riffs to synthpop to twinkly midwest emo. Raw intermissions with screaming lyrics about hatred and regret segue into bitpop jams like “CPU,” and it works surprisingly well – blurring the lines between the computer persona and the vulnerable person underneath the malfunctioning screen.