Hero Fisher: Fear Not Victorious
I have been spending the past year re-discovering my Californian roots. The past 4 years saw me in London, a place which I became to identify quite well with. Living in America again has been an experience to say the least, but undoubtedly I miss the UK very dearly. The debut video, "Fear Not Victorious" from Hero Fisher is just the medicine I needed to bring me back to the UK. Everything from her soulful vocals to the visual imagery in the video; it very much reminds me of living in England.
Hero delivers poetic lyrics with slow burning vocals, that are sure to leave a lasting impression. "Fear Not Victorious" is an appropriately chosen debut single, one which showcases her natural and innate talent as both a singer and songwriter. Her vocals are heavy alongside a beautiful arrangement of strings.
Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow met the little-known French singer-songwriter. "I kind of feel like I discovered this amazing [prodigy]," Wyatt raves of the singer, whom he met in Paris several years ago. "I could not believe nobody knew about her." via Rollingstone.com
Having grown up in London, Paris and spending time in Sydney, Hero's eclectic musical palate is a representation of her various locales. Folk music has always been at the forefront of Fisher's musical influence, drawing inspiration from Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Neil Young, Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling. I can clearly hear Marling's soulful and emotional vocals in Fisher; I would describe her voice as if Victoria Legrand [Beach House], Laura Marling and Jessie Baylin had a lovechild.
Hero recently played alongside The Rolling Stones and Jake Bugg in Hyde Park as well as Latitude Festival. Maybe it is the bohemian and wanderlust air about Fisher that I identify well with, but there is something infectious about this young lady that I simply can not get enough of.
As for now, her current status remains a mystery. Watch this space.