London-based singer-songwriter Hedara, embodies the hard-working spirit that’s needed to thrive in the music industry in 2019.
Pursuing her passion for music from a young age, Hedara – aka Scarlet Billham – graduated London’s famous BRIT School, alongside Freya Ridings and others. She was enjoying a lively start to her music career, performing a number of key shows including Secret Garden Party under different alias’ and bands. It was only after a near-death experience, narrowly escaping a diabetic coma, that she learnt a harrowing lesson and took stock of what’s important in life.
Scarlet launched the project earlier this month with debut single Slow, which drove early support from the likes of Clash Magazine, Earmilk and Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2. Her undeniable wealth of talents also pricked the ears of Tom Speight who soon asked her to join him on his UK tour.
Riding the crest of a wave, Hedara is sharing the second single from the EP at the end of May. Contrary to what the name suggests, Numb is a track that’s full of feeling. On this single, Hedara takes a piano-led approach, with the subtle synth elements ever present in the foundations of the production
“Numb is probably the most honest song I’ve written. I wrote it when I was going through a tough time, and although people were around to support me, I was also being told how to feel. I was feeling everything but being made to feel nothing at all”