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Forth releases first single, 'Open Heart', from upcoming third album

Forth releases first single, 'Open Heart', from upcoming third album

Photographer: Liisa Ketonen

'Open Heart' is the first single to be released from Forth’s upcoming third album. The song is an homage to the late 70’s blues rock that had a strong influence on the band in its early days. Lead guitarist, Tim Norrgrann was inspired to write the song after watching Neil Young perform in Helsinki’s Kaisaniemi park. The track is a soulful rocker with a gritty, driving bass and guitar lines that power through the song like a smooth train, building momentum to the finish. The lyrics sing of love and approaching life with an open heart – a message that resonates with the current reality of social isolation and disconnection.


Formed in 2010, Forth delivers hard rock and grunge with melodic sensibilities. Canadian lead singer/songwriter Brian Forth fronts the band joined by Finnish rockers Tim Norrgrann (lead guitar), Kari Storckovius (drums) and Mikael Söderbäck (bass). Their first album, "Road Stories", debuted in 2014 and brought success with the first single, 'Up Up Away', climbing to number 2 on the Finnish iTunes rock charts. The second single, 'Fairytale Princess', lasted a month in the top 5 of YLE Vega Toppen chart. After signing with Secret Entertainment, Forth released sophmore album "Captivity" in March 2019. "Captivity" achieved even more success, winning accolades from critics of the genre all over the world. Three different tracks, went straight to the top of indie charts in Finland, US, Spain and Canada, including #1 for 'Higher Ground' on the UK Radio Indie Alliance (Monie’s New Music). "Captivity" put Forth on rotation on YLE radio in Finland ('Let Me In') for 17 weeks and also on other channels in the US, Canada and Spain with different tracks from the album.

Forth single 'Open Heart' is released on June 10, 2021. It is the first of three singles scheduled ahead of their upcoming third studio album in late summer 2021.

Forth - Open Heart

01. Open Heart

ISRC: FI-8TC-21-00001

Release day: June 10th 2021

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