Heems Serves Up Heartache On "Home" ft. Dev Hynes

Heems and Dev Hynes Join Forces In The Name Of Heartache For "Home"

by Scott Heins
February 19, 2015 3:13 PM

Heems ft. Dev Hynes Home Cover Art

Heems, who you may well know from his past position in the sadly-disbanded Das Racist, has been building steam toward the release of his Eat Pray Thug LP, which is set to hit stores and digital shelves on March 10th. Now the Queens-born MC has raised the mercury even higher, enlisting the help of Dev Hynes to create the woozy mid-tempo single “Home,” which features lush guitar trills, tribal drum tones and an overpowering sense longing at every turn.

Heems, who somehow nails the half-rap half-sing approach, shares a tale of a lost loved one who just couldn’t find the means with which to stay, and Hynes’s somber chorus vocals only add to the downtrodden drama. But still, it’s beautiful. Heems brushes off drug issues and infidelities as he keeps pining for the lover that’s been lost, and as the lights fade out Dev’s vocals once again sink us deeper into Heems’s pain. This is a new level of earnest emotion that we’ve never heard from him. It’s excellent.

Before “Home” dropped all we had heard off of Eat Pray Thug was the banging Bollywoodish track “Sometimes.” The record is taking shape as a big step up for Heems–you can preorder it on iTunes here.

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