“”Purple Heart” is an outbreak of young love, fallen heroes, living in the moment, trusting your imagination, and fighting to keep your dark side from taking over your creativity.” –Jonny Debt, band.
Jonny Debt, hailing from the Golden Horseshoe, has evidently had this track in the works for over seven years. The song offers a daunting feel with bluesy guitar and punk inspired drum beats. Try listening to this song in the dark on a rainy night, it’s like a psychedelic trip down someone else’s memory lane.
In an email to MonkeyBiz.ca, Jonny Debt explains the lapse in producing this song over the years:
“I had been working on the track “Purple Heart” for over 7 years. Mid-teens and treating Myself, I wrote the 1st part of the song for my high school girlfriend. It then sat on the shelf for years, only finished when we recently got back together.”
Though this track took a while to complete, the band was still working and rocking. Their 2013 album release titled “Prince of The Golden Horseshoe” has picked up quite a bit of momentum in the college radio circuit. Like other bands that get straight to the heart of the college rock world (Pavement, The Smiths, Tom Waits), the rough musical primitiveness of the tracks is what makes the music so appealing.
Jonny Debt sounds like a more laid-back Death From Above 1979, like Sebastien Grainger could have helped produce it. It’s not necessarily a feel-good song but it’s definitely a feel-something song.