Words: Saam Das
I was surprised to hear that West Ham United football club had recruited new company ICU Label to be their official record label - surprised yet further when it turns out that ICU's main act Harper is one of the most exciting pop talents to emerge of late. London-based solo artist Sam Harper dropped her debut EP late last year, teaming up with songwriting/production duo Eagle Eye, who have worked with likes of Conor Maynard and Little Mix.
Harper's material is certainly a lot different than the associated acts mentioned above - tinges of more nuanced, forward thinking pop artists such as Lorde and Marina & The Diamonds come to mind. Driven by her powerful vocals, the tracks are backed up with production that has a healthy orchestral element while also reflecting everything from dubstep to hip hop. Check out the new video to 'Animal', and listen to 'The Velvet' EP below.
Find more info at harpersounds.com.