London-based Hero Fisher – remarkably, her real name – makes ambient slow-burners that are cathartic, mysterious and dreamily magnetic. With her otherworldly new single ‘Lonely’ out now and ready to wrap your ears around at the foot of this interview, we caught up with the atmospheric electro-popper to talk past, present and future.
‘Lonely’ is an ethereal delight. How did the track come about?
“Thank you! I initially wrote it as a songwriting exercise- thinking someone other than me would sing it. But it sort of just got darker and darker and it ended up fitting nicely on the album. I think the song is about warped perceptions and how our individual perceptions are the only reality we have.”
How did Hero Fisher start out in music?
“I’ve always been drawn to making music. It happened pretty naturally; I was at art school but on the side, I’d play at open mic nights, and got asked to do my own gigs and then it just became what I do now. Finding good management was key to it becoming a reality for me.”
Who are the Top 5 biggest influences on your sound right now?
“Joan As Policewoman, PJ Harvey, John Frusciante, Nils Frahm, Nick Cave…”
Any other new artists you have played with and would recommend?
“I just discovered Anna Von Hausswolff – I think she’s bloody brilliant. Also, I recommend listening to The Black Peaches.”
And finally, what does the future hold for Hero Fisher?
“We will release the new album ‘Glue Moon’ before the summer. I’m so proud of it. Beyond that, I’m not sure! Hopefully, we’ll be playing live shows somewhere near you!”