The alt-pop duo Cardiac Half released their new single “Clone” and its music video. The track, which features singer/rapper Wande, has an infectious hook with dreamy guitars and a bumping rhythm.
About “Clone”, Dylan Miller stated:
“[The single] is our homage to bands like Maroon 5, The 1975, LANY and Twenty One Pilots; we drew inspiration from the greats of our genre without losing ourselves by writing a song that sounded derivative. Our talented guest vocalist Wande adds dimension and weight to the track with her soaring vocals.”
Made up of brothers Drew and Dylan Miller, the duo has been making music under the name Cardiac Half since 2016. The name of the group holds significant meaning as Dylan lives with a heart condition and Drew is deaf in one ear. In the early months of 2018, the brothers began working with producer and engineer Ryan Wilson of HeyHey Studios and released three singles that year. The first single of 2019 “Big Bad Wolf” has over 44K streams on Spotify. With the releases of “Secret Letters” and “City Lights”, the alternative pop genre has become more defined for the duo. The first single from the latest album cycle, “Medicine”, was released on January 24th, 2020 with an accompanying music video introducing the audience to the group’s original cinematic universe. The new track “Clone” serves as the follow up and beckons listeners to dive deeper into the duos story.
Seamlessly blending alternative rock and mainstream pop, “Clone” is intriguing and cinematic. The video itself could appear on the big screen as it is complete with CGI effects and a narrative that continues the story from their previous single “Medicine”.
Cardiac Half have succeeded in creating an original cinematic universe that will draw listeners closer to their music, with an eerie, post-apocalyptic version of Earth serving as the setting for their ongoing story.