London based artist who was raised in the Italian hills, Francesca Brierley aka heka wants to explore the connection between sound, space, and memory by putting together "recordings from different time zones and different eras to produce a compelling composite." heka presents us with their newest track "(a) wall" a collaboration with Jemima Coulter's trumpet fading in and out. Brierely has said that "“I guess the song is an ode to anger. Not in an absolute sense but as the cathartic alternative to the numb powerlessness that can take over and swallow every other emotion when we find ourselves in a painful or shocking situation.‘Hate’ in this sense is seen as a way to eventually move past the grief, especially in the face of someone else’s lack of action, or evasiveness, which can be overwhelmingly paralysing.” The best thing about "(a) wall" is how honest the lyrics are, but also the cynical aspects of it too. The tune is much like a feeling that continues to grow until it bursts. It's calming, but at the same time would burn you like a fire. Brierely shows that she carries such a gift within her when it comes to creating music, and being honest with it too.
Words by Melody
Listen to "(a) wall) here