George Maple shares the second single from her long awaited debut album due in October 2017.
Where Maple in previous work has explored the themes of strength, power, sex, desire and lust and fighting for equality, “Hero” exposes a far more fragile side of her psyche. It is an anthem to vulnerability.
Premiered on Good Nights on Australia’s largest national radio station triple j last night, the track ignites and sparkles around a soaring, velveteen vocal, epic throwback production and the interpolation of “in your arms,” the classic line from 80’s pop staple “Waiting For A Star To Fall.” This sample was last re-interpreted by Mylo over a decade ago, and sounds fresh and vital in this powerful new context. The track was written and produced by George Maple, with mixing duties from Australia’s George Nicholas (Seekae) and Touch Sensitive on the bass!
Maple explains the song is a deeply personal narrative about finding strength in fragility.
“I was in a dark place and there was a lot of uncertainty, I felt alone even though I wasn’t, retrospectively it was a transitional period. Hero explores the power of vulnerability and human fragility. The message is raw and unretouched, illuminating the scars and burdens we carry with us. We live in an age where we are ‘empowered’ and taught to be positive, strong, fierce, independent, self sufficient, to never show weakness. More often than not we end up feeling overwhelmed, alone, in conflict and fearful. This song is about embracing the strength in vulnerability.”