Songs to Scream at the Sun is the second and final studio album by American hardcore band Have Heart. The album debuted and peaked at No. 193 on the Billboard Top 200. The band announced their breakup the next year.
Reviews of Songs To Scream At The Sun were generally favorable. AllMusic's Greg Prato said that "in a day and age when it's arguably more common than ever to start softening your sound in hopes of crossover success, there's something quite noble in Have Heart's approach... And even when Have Heart take the intensity down a notch or two -- such as on the track "Brotherly Love" -- it's still more intense than your average up-and-coming hardcore band," giving the album a 3.5/5. Casey Boland of Alternative Press had a similar review, noting that while the band's influences were obvious on 2006's The Things We Carry, "they now stir them into a unique sound." Lambgoat had a 5/10 rating, however, and said, "It's only their sophomore album, but Boston's Have Heart are already having a pretty serious identity crisis... It's as if these guys are trying their hardest to prove that they're more than just a hardcore band but it's just not in their nature... Growth is all well and good but in this case, it feels forced in every way."
"Songs to Scream at the Sun is the coming of age story. It's about the growing process of a young kid shaking the chains of selfishness, but it's everything about what you lose and gain in that process of growing up."