Hero Fisher Shines With A Spectral Brilliance On New Album Glue Moon
‘Glue Moon’, Hero says of her new album, (in part inspired by Marilynne Robinson’s 1980 novel Housekeeping,) ‘is the place in my mind I’d go to when I was writing a lot of the tracks on the album. For Hero, Glue Moon is an idyllic sense of mental calm, the image of a pale moon above a still lake at dawn. After a year of triumphant singles, including ‘I Let Love’, ‘If I Die And Nothing Happens’ and ‘Lonely’, she is now releasing her long-anticipated second album, and while she’s kept much of what worked about her debut album Delivery, including her collaboration with guitarist and musical director ‘Saul Wodak’, Glue Moon finds Hero wading into deeper creative waters. The addition of rising Italian co-producer Marta Salogni (Sampha, The XX, and MIA) adds vibrant new sonic avenues to her expansive sound. From the spectral majesty of opener ‘Bird of Prey’ and the propulsive bass honking crawl of ‘Binder’ Glue Moon is a serious sonic and lyrical display of an artist arriving at the peak of her powers. With its expert production and wide emotional palette, on Glue Moon Hero Fisher channels the spontaneity and deep poeticism of narrative songwriters like PJ Harvey and Nick Cave while offering something new and vital. Glue Moon arrives with the video for her brilliantly atmospheric and ambient ‘Life Through Closed Eyes’.