From the Italian hills to London, multi-disciplinary artist Francesca Brierley, aka heka, creates aural landscapes - where her spectral vocals offer moments of clarity amongst the static, and immerse the listener in a world of ever changing emotion.

Deeply intimate, and awash with melancholia, her style of lo-fi warmth incorporates snippets of conversations previously buried deep within the notes of her phone, blending murmurings of life with themes of nature and automation, nostalgia and the unknown, one note at a time.

Rejecting genre constraints in favour of a sonic hybridity, 2021 sees heka release new work: a collection of self-produced, butchered folk which through the melding of electronic and organic tones, delivers an EP that is as haunting as it is enticing. 

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“(a) wall is a hauntingly stunning single that challenges the conventions of time, space and structure.”
Paste Magazine

'A haunting indie folk lullaby reckoning with unrequited love, heka’s “(a) dab” is a stirring display of heartache dressed in wondrous ethereal and atmospheric beauty.' - Atwood 

'Tonally, her voice is reminiscent of Kate Stables of This is The Kit, but it carries a different kind of darkness, and it’s good – really good.' Jana Bahrich (Francis of Delirium)

'heka’s debut EP mines her past travels and integrates various field recordings she collected from different eras and time zones into one lush composite sketch akin to the gothic folk stylings of Jenny Hval, Chelsea Wolfe, and Aldous Harding.' - Consequence of Sound

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