Turning to story-telling and ancient, dark places to find her inspiration, singer-songwriter Heather O’Neil is set to release ‘Pricking a Witch’ on 15th March -a track that infuses edgy electro folk, melodic vocals and despairingly poetic lyrics.
Best compared to the likes of Tori Amos and Portishead, Heather makes the unique comparison of the 16th century witch trials to modern betrayal.
Currently based in Chicago, Illinois, Heather has travelled all her life and the amalgamation of these cultures is represented in her idiosyncratic style – a genre that can’t be pinpointed, but a soothing sound that is welcomed by the ears.
First inspired to play the guitar at 15 by trying to learn songs from Live Through This and random Babes in Toyland licks, Heather plays the guitar in the track alongside Stephen Clarke on bass and production.
Revelling in finding inspiration in the unlikeliest places: from the outrageous Dreamlands of John Waters to the cabaret and comedy of Bette Midler, Heather’s musical world presents one of tongue-in-cheek, profundity and profanity and her mesmerising Pricking a Witch is no exception – a track which, perhaps appropriately, will get right under your skin.
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