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Tuesday 23 July 2019

Hedara: Near Death Experience Combined With Strong Work Ethic Results In The Sound Of Raw Emotive Electronica

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 - 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.

Slowly finding her way back into music, she began working with different songwriters and producers before finding a connection with Carey Willetts (Dua Lipa, Freya Ridings, Dermot Kennedy). 

Together they co-wrote and produced eight tracks, three of which now form the EP Slow. 

Scarlett soon sent her music to industry friend Tom Speight, who loved her sound and invited Scarlet to join him on his upcoming UK tour.

Riding the crest of a wave, Hedara is sharing the final single before releasing her full EP at the end of July. 


Frozen features a folk-leaning guitar section, propped up by analogue synth elements and electronic drums. 

It's an emotive piece of songwriting that showcases the talent of Hedara

"Frozen is a very honest view of a relationship that's fucked or broken. 

"The real truth hurts, and this highlights it. It challenges the fact of staying with someone because there once was love, or leaving because love has been lost."

by: Mike Cobley



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