HeartMouth is Casey Allen’s brainchild. Despite experiencing multiple lung collapses throughout his life, he refuses to let that stop him from passionately belting out what’s on his heart. “I know what it’s like to struggle to breathe, so I won’t let another breath go wasted or unappreciated. I want to use each breath to sing about things we can all relate to,” says the North Carolina native.
The idea behind the name is straightforward – let what lies in your heart be unapologetically confessed through your mouth. HeartMouth uses contemporary textures within the pop genre to complement his singer-songwriter approach to creating. Writing about all the different emotions that make up the human condition, Allen’s goal is simple – share experiences through song that everybody goes through at some point in life. As stated in an interview by the North Carolina State University Technician, “Allen’s lyrics are mainly about the human experience. Gathering inspiration from the harder times in his life, his music is sure to resonate with listeners. “If I’m happy, then I don’t tend to write music, I just kind of live in the moment,” Allen said. “But whenever I’m going through something difficult, music is kind of like my therapy.”
Previously, he drummed for metal outfit Embracing Goodbye, signing to Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch’s label (Driven Records) in 2010. He was also 1/2 of Season & Snare, a folk-pop duo that went on to receive a Shorty Award from Al Roker at the Times Square Center in 2016 – garnering the attention and support of Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul to aid along the way. Season & Snare was the first project that allowed Allen to step out from behind the drums and share frontman duties. Showing that he’s just as comfortable in front of the stage with a microphone as he is in the back behind the drums, it makes sense that solely fronting HeartMouth is the next step for Allen’s career.
HeartMouth plans to release a series of singles throughout the first half of 2022, with a debut EP set to release by the end of the year. As the pandemic continues to ease, expect to see him performing in both solo and full band formats.