heka has unveiled a new single called ‘monkey’. It’s taken from her new EP swan songs, which is out on October 6 and includes the earlier singles ‘april (away)’ and ‘i’m the thorn’. The accompanying video was made in collaboration with artist Tobias Bradford, and you can check it out below.
“Symbolically referencing the ‘three monkeys’ (don’t see, don’t hear, don’t speak) to describe the context of an emotionally abusive relationship, monkey follows thematically from i’m the thorn, expressing a similar sentiment of codependency and conflict in its first section: ‘you are the part of me that don’t feel good; you, you are a part of me but i don’t feel good’,” heka explained in a statement. “To be so intertwined with someone that they feel like a part of you and at the same time realising that that’s the part that hurts.”
Revisit our Artist Spotlight interview with heka.