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Karen Harding Releases Covid-19 Inspired Single, 'I Heard Somebody Talking'

A conversation about choices and beliefs with an anti-mask rally attendee (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Following the success of her debut single, ‘I Didn’t Realise’, Australian emerging singer-songwriter, Karen Harding released her second single, 'I Heard Somebody Talking', on Friday 16th July 2021. "I Heard Somebody Talking" was inspired by watching a news story about the Covid-19 anti-mask rallies. The release is also paired with the cover art, featuring an acrylic painting that Karen painted on canvas, early into the Melbourne Covid-19 lockdowns. Mixed and mastered by producer, Joshua Hennessy of Pivotal Music Melbourne, the track represents the idea that the decisions we make lead to an outcome, whether that outcome is desired or not. It also represents that as unique humans, we each perceive situations differently and as a result, may not all agree on the actions that each of us take.

“The beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic was an emotive and scary time for everyone. I was sitting, watching the news about an anti-mask rally, when a man ran across the screen. I immediately sat down at my piano and wrote a song about what I would have liked to say to this man.. how he would feel if his decisions led to his family becoming unwell.” - Karen Harding

About Karen Harding

For Melbourne, Australia based artist, Karen Harding, music is not only an outlet for expression of her feelings and emotions, drawn from a lifetime of experiences.. music is a soul conversation, that allows the masks that we hide behind to fall away for a moment of sharing.. a moment of mutual understanding.. in a language that does not discriminate in any form. To picture the sound of Karen Harding’s music, imagine for a moment.. you are sitting outdoors at a private, casual tea party.. it’s early in the morning and there is still a thin layer of fog lining the ground and the sun is just beginning to break for the first morning light. While sipping our tea, we are joined by guests, Sarah McLaughlin, Sara Barielles and Eva Cassidy and comparing stories about the depths of life. Music has always been a part of Karen’s life, learning piano from the age of 6, beginning singing lessons from the age of 14 and more recently learning to play the guitar. Throughout the years, Karen has played at many cafes and bars around the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a combination of solo, duo and band performances, that have contributed to the sound that you hear today. Her true love of the art comes from the creativity of writing her own music.

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For more information on Karen Harding, please visit her website.



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