By Kate Skinner
Smooth guitars and gorgeous, melting vocals encompass Heather Fiona’s new single, “Trouble”. The West Footscray based singer-songwriter has created the new soulful, bluesy track as a deep exploration and celebration of the early stages of falling in love.
Heather’s raw lyrics narrate the giddy, jelly-like feelings of being in love, as well as the vulnerability that follows. Listeners are transported to the exact moment they first fell in love and the shocking realisation there was no safety net.
After the song ended, I was left with the nostalgic warmth that only the early stages of love can ignite. Heather embraces this moment of vulnerability while successfully combining it with the unwavering presence in her voice, resulting in a commanding yet strongly emotional track – you can’t help but stop to really listen and absorb every word. Including references to Footscray’s finest destinations such as the Dancing Dog (I hear a comeback may be on the cards!), Heather Fiona has created a single that is both catchy and deeply resonating in the best way possible. The new single was produced by accomplished singer-songwriter Tim Guy and recorded by John Lee (Stonefield, Laura Jean) at Phaedra Studios in Coburg with an 8 piece band.
Heather is an active member of the local music community and the founder of WestSong, an inclusive songwriting collective that fosters emerging talent. She is also a writer for music/arts website ‘Trouble Juice’, and often provides back-up vocals for other local artists. “Trouble” picks up from where her 2018 debut album “Every Beginning Has An End” left off.
“Trouble” is released on all streaming platforms on 23 November with an accompanying music video shot in the welcoming and warm Phaedra Studios.