Heavy Love

Album: Harmony (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • The Canadian singer/songwriter Serena Ryder wrote this song with her producer, Jerrod Bettis. In our 2013 interview, she explained: "That was a song that we were working on in my studio in Toronto. I have a studio in my backyard, my garage has been converted into a studio. It was like a two car garage and we just built it there. This was a song that just really, really organically came about. Jerrod had this really cool piano riff that he had been working on and the song just wrote itself."
  • The songs on the Harmony album are all connected to either earth, fire or water, and Ryder says "Heavy Love" is a fire song. She told us: "As I was singing 'fire,' and 'coming from above' and 'nature' and all of those things, those sounds just kind of came out when I was writing. It was something that was perfect for me, because this record is based on the elements of earth/fire/water. And so this song's like a super, super fire song. Like how you feel when you're in that passion and you're in love, and it feels like fire, that passion. That's how that imagery started coming into my head."

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