“The backbone of all the songs I ever write is that they're about rising above a hard time. They're me going, 'this is the predicament we’re in now and soon enough we'll look at this differently'. They're about transformation and a kind of rapture."
Born in London to an innately creative family (her father is a painter, her mother a potter and her sister a weaver - “None of us know how to make any money or reply to emails,” she jokes) and raised between the wildly varying climates of London, Australia and Paris, where she went to art school before quitting to focus on music, Hero Fisher has all the signposts of what you would assume to be a comfortable performer. Yet, despite a natural affinity with songwriting, it's taken a decade of emotional wrangling and psychological adjustment to get from these initial beginnings to here. “I used to play gigs on my own but they'd be very spaced out, two or three times a year, and they'd take everything out of me and I'd find it extremely stressful,” she remembers. “I'm not a shy person, but I hated the idea of showing off...”
If this was her initial predicament, however, then debut LP 'Delivery' – released 31st July via Essential Music and Marketing – is the point when everything is finally more than alright.