heka is the project of experimental folk musician and multidisciplinary artist Francesca Brierley, who was raised in the Italian hills but currently resides in London. Today (March 31), she’s announced a new EP and her first for Balloon Machine Records, (a), which is out on May 19. Lead single ‘(a) wall’, which you can hear below, was co-produced with Ed Tullet (Novo Amor / Hailaker) and features Jemima Coulter (Hailaker).
“I guess the song is an ode to anger,” Brierley said of the new track in a press release. “Not in an absolute sense but as the cathartic alternative to the numb powerlessness that can take over and swallow every other emotion when we find ourselves in a painful or shocking situation.” She continued, “‘Hate’ in this sense is seen as a way to eventually move past the grief, especially in the face of someone else’s lack of action, or evasiveness, which can be overwhelmingly paralysing.”