Deeply poetic wordplay, flirty rhythms and the power of story are shoe-ins on any Chris Rice release. Throw heart, optimism and love on the fire and that's What the Heart is Beating For. Following 2005's Amazing love songs, from which the single "Lemonade" carries over into this set, Rice turns from pure romance to "loving one another" via a varied musical menu. Jazz harmonies tip-toe into tracks like "Pardon My Dust." Soft piano chords populate "Love is Gonna Break Through." While Rice samples several styles, thematically, this LP could be the sequel to Amazing. It's just love.