Harriet’s story is one of female empowerment: from stunning a room of adults into silence with the songbird-clarity of her voice and overcoming bullying at school, to moving to London to risk everything to make it as a musician on her own terms. Her voice and her passion shines brighter than ever on her new album ‘The Outcome’, which is out now. Its release is accompanied by the release of the official video for her single ‘Story of Your Life’. Listen HERE.
The album’s first single ‘Story of Your Life’ has picked up a wave of support online, on radio, further supported by a performance on BBC Radio London Gaby Roslin’s show this Sunday. It’s an ear-worm dance-pop anthem which finds a piano-pounding sweet spot between Coldplay and ABBA.
‘The Outcome’ is a sublimely singalong, sweetly melodic, long-in-the-making second album. It’s music in the glorious tradition of the Seventies singer-
Harriet says, “I was very young when I made my first record. I put myself in a bit of a box with it and felt quite limited creatively. But this new record, I’ve expressed parts of myself that I didn’t feel perhaps comfortable doing a few years back. There were some emotional writing sessions, quite tearful, because they went to difficult places. ‘The Outcome’ is a bit more vulnerable, but in an empowering way.”
Other tracks on the album include ‘Something Simple’, which showcases Harriet’s bell-clear vocal and she and her collaborators’ knack for bright, light-filled, infectious Scandi-pop. ‘Burn’ is a classic singer-songwriter ballad evocative of another Harriet heroine, Carole King. It’s a duet with writer and singer Nikhil D’Souza, a huge figure in the Indian pop and Bollywood worlds. But arguably, Harriet’s best vocal might be on ‘I Think of You’. It’s the moment when your ears might deceive you into believing that this is a great lost Carpenters song.
‘The Outcome’ is Harriet’s hard-fought, hard-won second album where Harriet has found herself, and her voice.
Harriet will take ‘The Outcome’ on a UK headline tour this summer, alongside her full live band. Tickets for the dates, listed below, are available HERE.
1st – Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn
2nd – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
3rd – Cardiff, Acapela Studio
10th – Milton Keynes, The Stables
16th – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
17th – Bury, The Met
29th – Pocklington, Arts Centre
16th – London, Arts Theatre