TRACK PREMIERE: Aphrah – Are You There

TRACK PREMIERE: Aphrah - Are You There

Fast building a reputation as one of the most exciting new voices in the electronic and pop space, Kent-based songwriter Aphrah is a songwriting tour de force with a stellar collection of releases lined up for 2020.

Lighting the fuse for a string of epic new releases, her previous single ‘Another Night’ garnered critical support from BBC Introducing and Cene Magazine. The track was also picked up by Spearhead Records producers The Vanguard Project, who delivered a potent drum and bass remix which was supported across Spotify’s editorial playlists, resulting in over 70k streams to date.

Written and produced by an all-female team, ‘Are You There’ was written alongside and produced by Rhiannon Mair (Lanta, Bryde). The track beautifully straddles the line between electronica and pop, with an ethereal production providing the backdrop to Aphrah’s emotionally charged vocal. Lyrically exploring the struggle of grief and loss, it’s an affecting piece of alt-pop from an exceptional new talent.

“When I wrote Are You There with Rhiannon Mair who also produced the track, I was thinking about feelings of loss, grief and sorrow, and finding ways to express those feelings whilst also searching for hope in the midst of dark times. I wanted to capture different types of loss whether that be losing a loved one or the emptiness of a broken relationship, yet in all of that, instead of bottling those feelings up, I wanted to create a space to grieve, recognise the sadness and cry out for circumstances to shift, bring hope, healing and new beginnings.”

Listen to ‘Are You There’ – BELOW:

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