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titanic rising

an album i am really enjoying living inside this past couple of months… weyes blood “titanic rising” (subpop).

this album feels like growing up to me… it feels like i am living simultaneously in my childhood, teen years, and mid-20s all in one go… girlhood encapsulated.

a lot’s gonna change… favourite line… born in a century lost to memories

mirror forever might be one of my favs on the album production-wise, it straddles contemporary influences whilst managing to sound breathtakingly timeless and classic… “can’t stand being your second best” is my fav part.

just check out the album from start to finish and then around again, wrap it around you for weeks… you won’t regret it.

Live at the Lexington (in support of Vera Sola), 24 April 2019

Thank you so much to Rockfeedback for having us in support of Vera Sola recently – we really had a great time despite some technical hiccups earlier in the day!! huge thank you to kram srednuas on YouTube who captured the performance in full!

check out their channel here to watch some more great performances of local shows!

hope to see you at the next one!

love always

 

had such a sweet week. last weekend we had some beautiful weather here in london. it also happened that my boyfriend and i had booked some time off work so we were able to enjoy it to its fullest. then on wednesday ruben and I had a great time opening for Vera Sola at the Lexington. on friday i took the afternoon off to go to heron hall, a school in enfield, to spend the afternoon talking to students from the performing arts department, to answer some questions about starting out as an artist and songwriter, and to give them feedback on some performances they had prepared. i had such a great afternoon, not only did the kids do so well in performing but it was nice to also think back about how my own journey with music started at the age those kids are at now 🙂 some other awesome things are going on, we’re making good progress with the EP and i’ve got something really really really exciting in the works which i can’t quite talk about just yet!

sweet spring

 

had such a great start to april, performing live for Pirate studios. it was super weird performing in front of cameras (i find it super weird performing at the best of times lol, although i’m starting to enjoy it more and more!) and it’s really difficult for me to watch and be super critical of things like my face … but it’s all amazing experience so it’s worth getting over those insecurities. the pirate studios team were literally so friendly and professional and made us feel so welcome and were so complimentary of our set. it was such a great day.

then last friday i went to see Marina’s school of life talk.

i went with one of my bestD3avMAwXkAE7xXE.jpg friends. it was strange but beautiful to be able to see one of my teen heroes in the flesh, she’s an artist i’m so grateful that i’ve grown up with. i was surprised at myself that i didn’t get starstruck! but it was like hearing an old friend speak. she’s matured so much not just in her music but in her outlook. i’m glad that we still have her around as a voice in music, even though for a while it looked like she was finished with music. i’m glad she’s back. she’s really provided a blueprint for what i would love to achieve, not just as career aspirations but in terms of artistic outlook and thoughtfulness. artists from that “generation” of artists, the “indie pop” girls, really have matured so well and thoughtfully and i’m so grateful. so many artists who came out in 2008-2011 really paved the way for artists like me nearly a decade later so i try and think about that a lot.

i have a few days off work now, and ruben and i are going to be working on the music for a few days next week. i think i’ve written all the songs for the EP. i’m really excited about it. i want to get moving with it as i really don’t want to miss the opportunity that NME have presented me with. at the same time though, i don’t want to rush it and i want this EP to be perfect. i’m just excited to share it.

anyway. lots of love as always

HG

ps. thank u for 20,000 streams on aphrodite omg