Today, 16th October, rising electronic-pop artist HEBE conjures potent vulnerability in Cards On The Table, the final song and title track from her new EP, out now as an independent release via Kartel Music Group STREAM IT HERE. HEBE will release a piano version of Cards On The Table on 20th November STREAM IT HERE.
Cards On The Table is a love song exploring the vulnerability and doubt that come with the early stages of a relationship, explains Hebe. The frightening moment you put your cards on the table, you hope the time is right to let your guard down, expose yourself and be loved and accepted. The five-track EP is an entrancing personal journey through the artists own experiences; from the vulnerability of being in long-distance relationship in the soul-laden, electronica-nuanced Out Of Sight, to tackling her fears and anxiety in last years Clash Magazine-approved Hunting Me. While the recurring theme of nature stands at the core of her song Heal Again.
I regularly travel between The Netherlands and Uganda to visit my boyfriend, explains HEBE, it took some effort to find my place and mode of living, but moving away from the life in Amsterdam made me think about global developments in a new way, but also my views on friendship, our place in nature and expectations to be productive changed. This EP is an expression of what I saw, felt and experienced in that period.
HEBE worked with some of the Netherlands finest musicians, including award-winning producer/mixer Huub Reijnders, drummer Martijn Bosman, pianist and vocalist Ruben Hein, who all contributed to the harmonious contrast of warm, catchy vocals set to pulsating electro-pop drums and synths of the EP. While the piano version strips the songs back to its bare, beautiful essence, with HEBEs evocative vocals and absorbing melodies taking the centre stage without losing any impact.
Her earlier releases, The Beginning EP and the internationally acclaimed Tell Me EP, have garnered upwards of a million streams on Spotify and have seen the support of international tastemakers including Impose Magazine, Noctis Magazine, Earmilk, Vice and Music Week, as well as airplay from Hoxton Radio, Fubar Radio and Reprezent Radio.
Cards On The Table is a collection of personal experiences and coming of age stories in which HEBEs honest vocals nods to James Blake and Låpsley ability to create vulnerable and potent songs.