HARTS makes long awaited return with ‘SUMMER IN JUNE’; Announces UPCOMING ALBUM under the renowned mononym

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Australian guitar virtuoso and beloved songwriter Harts returns today with his first delivery of new music under the name in 2024, with ‘Summer In June’

Having shifted focus in recent years to the separate creative project of The Melodaze, musician Darren Hart is making a huge comeback to the legendary name of Harts, and has unsurprisingly produced pure magic with ‘Summer In June’. The track follows on from the several successful releases under the previously mentioned title of The Melodaze in 2023 – including Over & Again and Castles From The Moon – befitting Harts’ unique playing style and performance charisma. 

Created in his home studio, ‘Summer In June’ was not only written by Harts, but produced, mixed and mastered by the musician as well. A powerful hit of electro-funk, ‘Summer In June’ is nostalgia inducing in the best way possible, Harts reflects on the process behind the single: 

“‘Summer In June’ is both a trip down memory lane, and the start of a new journey. Revisiting the style of electro-funk music that I loved so much growing up, the style that I incorporated so much of into my sound in the early days. I wanted to revisit those fun, energetic guitar-based grooves once more and use it as a pillar to establish more of what’s to come in the near future.”  HARTS

Put simply, ‘Summer In June’ is a track to put on when you’re looking ahead to brighter days – having fun and enjoying life in all its facets.

Harts’ musical journey is one that has seen him earn acclaim the world over. With three studio albums, two EPs and countless powerful live shows to his name, to see Harts perform makes the punter feel no surprise to learn the grand level of praise to which he’s been subject so far. As a live performer, Harts has dominated stages at festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Bluesfest, WOMADelaide, Falls Festival, and Groovin The Moo. He has accrued over 16K monthly streams on Spotify and over 8 million all-time streams across his catalogue to date. His previous single ‘Peculiar’ also has over 1.3 million streams to itself on Spotify.

His talent internationally renowned, Harts has collaborated with the likes of Lenny Kravitz & The Roots, Joey Bada$$, and Denzel Curry, while developing a signature sound that has never deviated from being refreshingly honest and raw to his impeccable playing and compositional style. 

Alongside the release of this single, Harts has announced the upcoming release of a new album– his first to be released under the legendary mononym in six years. With a fresh perspective as he charts forward into a new era for the project, as well as a world of talent and passion on his side, Harts is back, and better than ever before. 



“He reminds me of how I was at that age…”

PRINCE (2014)

“A one man music making machine.”


“Harts is the real deal. He has all the tools to lead a new generation that our world has never seen.”


“Harts should be No.1 everywhere, including other planets.”


“With each new Harts single, there’s an undeniable buzz. Something about the songwriter’s style makes you turn your head – there’s a magnetism to Darren Hart that you can’t pull away from.”


“A spiritual successor to Prince in a new wave of Funk-Rock.”


‘Summer In June’ is out Wednesday Now

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