Amsterdam-based singer-songwriter, HEBE’s new single “Take Him Down” produced by Jack van de Ven and co-produced and mixed by Huub Reijnders, is set for release on the 23rd June via HEBE-MUSIC ahead of the release of her upcoming 9-track album “Tell Me”. HEBE’s first single also titled ‘Tell Me’ has already gained support in the form of a premiere from The405 and a video premiere from Noisey and Youtube channel Keep It Underground and have reached over 25 thousand Spotify plays to date. Her previous single ‘I Knew It From The Start’ yielded over half million plays on Spotify and lead her perform at the North Sea Jazz Club Amsterdam, Share A Perfect Day Festival Beekse Bergen as well as performances at Magneet Festival andthe Sugar Factory in Amsterdam.
Born into a family of artists, HEBE’s father is a film and documentary director, her mother is a theater designer and teacher at The Rietveld Academy and her brother is a visual and light designer, which helped pave the way for her career in music. Aftergraduating from the The Conservatory of Amsterdam (2014), 25-year-old Hebe Vrijhof released her 6-track debut EP, “The Beginning” in October 2015, which allowed HEBE to show the world a personal profile of herself. Stating Rhye, Lapsley, Lianne La Havas, James Blake and Van Morrison as influences, HEBE’s sound is both uplifting and melancholic at the same time, employing a wide range of tones in order to find the balance between the melancholy and power in her tracks.
Hebe’s newest single, “Take Him Down” is a powerful uptempo electro pop track that blends defiant lyrics with a grounded yet melancholic and powerful melody line. Speaking about “Take Him Down”, HEBE says: “This song is about letting out rage, about being angry without boundaries. Sometimes I can barely suppress the tendency to kick and scream, to cry in the train, to just it all out. Usually I become quiet when I’m angry or sad, but in ‘Take Him Down’ that anger and grief comes out. No silence, but feeling without shame.”
This summer HEBE is travelling through The Netherlands with one of the biggest festivals ‘De Parade’, she has also been chosen to travel 44 cities throughout her homeland with ‘De Popronde’ from September until December.