Thursday, May 07, 2020

Listen :: Jehnny Beth releases new single 'Heroine'

Produced by Flood, and taken from her forthcoming debut solo album, 'To Love Is To Live', out June 12, Jehnny Beth shares new track 'Heroine'.

“When I think of this song, I think of Romy from the xx strangling my neck with her hands in the studio," reveals Jehnny. " She was trying to get me out of my shell lyrically, and there was so much resistance in me she lost her patience.

"The song was originally called ‘Heroism’, but I wasn’t happy because it was too generic. Flood was the first one to suggest to say ‘Heroine’ instead of ‘Heroism’. Then I remember Johnny Hostile late at night in my hotel room in London saying ‘I don’t understand who you are singing about. Who is the Heroine? You ARE the Heroine’.

"The next morning, I arrived early in the studio and recorded my vocals adding ‘to be’ to the chorus line: ‘all I want is TO BE a heroine’. Flood entered the studio at that moment and jumped in the air giving me the thumbs up through the window.

"I guess I’m telling this story because sometimes we look around for role models, and examples to follow, without realising that the answer can be hidden inside of us. I was afraid to be the Heroine of the song, but it took all the people around me to get me there.”

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