Surfacing: Harper [New Artist]

on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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.

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