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INTERVIEW: Hero Fisher

Hi Hero, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Hi! I’m good thank you. My week has been full of good things since Sylvie has been released, I’m very happy to finally get some new stuff out into the world.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Sylvie”?

Sylvie was inspired by a character from the book ‘Housekeeping’ by Marilynne Robinson. She’s a strange drifter who speaks of a ghost town hidden in the woods by the lake. A place once full of life now almost gone. There are traces of houses left and she says that if you stand still and quiet, ghost children will come out of hiding. The song Sylvie was written from the perspective of the ghost children.

How did the Blair Witch Project influence the video?

It didn’t really… I don’t know who saw the connection there!  i don’t mind it though.

How was the film experience?

We shot it up in the lake district, a place I wasn’t familiar with, it’s very beautiful up there, it’s like something out of a fairy tale. There were only three of us so it was pretty makeshift, we drove up there and filmed a load of stuff that looked good…! I spent more time on the editing- trying to create a narrative with what we’d filmed. And then we filmed some more footage at home. I suppose it’s not the most organised way to do things but I like to try and keep things instinctual as much as possible.

The single comes off your new album Glue Moon – what’s the story behind the title?

A lot of the songs on this album are written with a particular place in mind. It’s the wee hours by a lake under a big pale green moon. To me, ‘Glue Moon’ evokes the tones and the mood of that place.

How was the recording and writing process?

I had been writing throughout the release of the first album so we had a lot to work with once we started. The first album was a collection of songs from all different times, some of them having been written years before the recording,  so this time I was super excited to be able to record all new songs that I’d written in the last year. We spent a little over 2 weeks in beautiful countryside in Wales-  It was a pretty loose process and I was consciously open to all suggestions. I needed the first album ‘Delivery’ to be just so, and held a tight rein on the making of it. With that being finished, I felt inclined to be more experimental and to just have fun with ‘Glue Moon’.

What role does Francee and London plays in your writing?

I’m more influenced by British music because it’s so diverse and generative, although the French old classics have definitely tinged my sound with a croony/ballady quality! The lyrical structure of french song is so different to english that it’s probably really helpful to be able to change perspectives if I’m stuck with a song.

Any plans to hit the road?

We’ll be announcing shows very soon. Keep an eye on my Facebook page

What else is happening next in Hero Fisher’s world?

I’ve just finished editing the video for my next single ‘Push The Boat Out’, which should be out end of August.

Watch Hero Fisher – Sylvie via Youtube HERE

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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