Buried on his new album, Tulip Drive, Jimmie Allen offers his a career best song. “habits & hearts” features only piano in accompaniment, and Allen performs with conviction in a truly marvelous way. “It tears you up, it wears you down / You want to quit but you can’t get out,” he sings on the chorus. “Habits are harder than hearts to break.” The song depicts the devastation of alcoholism and how climbing out of such tar-thick blackness can be insurmountable sometimes. Allen commands attention, delivering each syllable with the exact amount of weight. It’s a perfect performance. Next single?
Listen to “habits & hearts” below.