British-born, French-raised, and London-based, Hero Fisher’s career so far has seen her collaborate with the likes of Alison Mosshart and Boy George in the Mark Ronson-scored ballet, ‘Carbon Life’. She has also opened for The Rolling Stones and Neil Young at Hyde Park. Oh, and yes that is her real name.
Hero Fisher resists easy generic categorisation with her protean and cinematic musical storytelling. She is able to strike a variety of different narrative poses, she is both the predator and the prey. With singles ‘Sylvie’ and ‘Push The Boat Out’, it’s evident her lyrical imagination is unique and bountiful.
Hero Fisher’s enchanting and imaginative world expands with ‘Push The Boat Out’. Released earlier this summer, it’s taken from sophomore LP ‘Glue Moon’, which is out in spring 2018.
Conceived as a sister song to lead single ‘Sylvie’, the single was inspired by scenes from Marilynne Robinson’s seminal novel ‘Housekeeping’. Full of lush idyllic, lyrical imagery, it’s a dream-like nocturne set by a lake under a big pale green moon. The interplay of water and light is evoked in the lyrics and the spectral production. Haunting choral elements and disembodied vocal tracks lend a melodic richness that’s both profound and sublime. It’s a song about the inevitability of change in life, as we shed old skins and push ahead. However, it still respects and enjoys the memory of things that are lost to us. The video is made from Super-8 projections of Hero’s family home videos and as such feels like a sentimental companion to the ‘Sylvie’ video’s found footage style gothic romance.
See Hero Fisher Live on October 5th: #BLOGTOBER FESTIVAL at The Finsbury, London