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17-Year Old Phenom Fiona Hewes Readies Debut EP; Eclectic Influences Include Cage the Elephant, Billie Eilish, Portugal. The Man, King Princess, Sabrina Carpenter
(Published: August 13, 2019)

For Immediate Release
August 13, 2019

17-Year Old Phenom Fiona Hewes Readies Debut EP

Eclectic Influences Include Cage the Elephant, Billie Eilish, Portugal. The Man, King Princess, Sabrina Carpenter

On her upcoming five-song EP ‘8:10', singer/writer Fiona Hewes makes a stirring debut, tapping into richly detailed lyrics and an often dark songwriter's voice that belies her 17 years. Hewes has been inspired by an eclectic range of artists, including Cage the Elephant, Billie Eilish, Portugal. The Man, King Princess and Sabrina Carpenter.

Of her first single, ‘Wrong Connection', she comments, "bad decisions give me an adrenaline rush. Bad people are no exception."

Hewes describes her sound: "When people ask me what genre my music is, I usually say indie-pop alternative, but it's been difficult for me to think about them in any way other than just "songs I wrote in my bedroom." It feels a lot more simple than a genre because its something I created from a feeling. I want to capture what I see and share it so others can feel it too and think about it from their own perspective. I have so many ideas and I'm really ready to release more."

Vents Magazine interviewed Hewes and premiered the first single.
Interview feature:
Song Premiere: https://ventsmagazine.com/2019/08/09/premiere-fiona-hewes-releases-new-single-wrong-connection/

The EP will be available this fall, preceded by individual track releases in the weeks and months ahead. It was Produced by singer/songwriter Shannon McArthur.  Of the title ‘8:10' (as in the time,) Hewes explains: "When I was little and had no concept of time, if someone were to ask me what time it was I'd always say 8:10. Not sure why, but I would. Since then, weird things have happened at that same time."

About Fiona Hewes - by Fiona Hewes:
"I've had a love-hate relationship with music throughout my life. I began playing the piano when I was five and honestly I despised it. Then I was forced to play it for 10 more years. Now, it's not so much of a chore because I use it for writing and it made learning other instruments so much easier. I picked up flute, piccolo, guitar, and uke on my own. I only started singing because it was something to add when playing guitar. My mother only let me listen to 80s music for most of my childhood so I didn't really understand why music was so incredible. Now that I have the ability to choose what music to listen to, I don't think you'll see me without an earbud in. I have the tendency to get inspired very easily by the success of those I admire. When I hear someone talk about writing music, that's all I'll want to do. I began writing in June of 2016 because I wanted to go on America's Got Talent (I know, it was a strange phase,) and continued because it was a form of therapy for me when I couldn't explain what was going on around me. I began posting them on Instagram. It was a language I could use to share what was happening in my life with the entire world. And when people liked it, I kept going. Even when they didn't, I still kept going. My ability to write evolved into what it is today and is still improving with every song I write. My ultimate goal is to make a career out of this. It seems like such a foreign concept but recording and performing full time would be the absolute dream."

Album artwork by Anoushka Oke


More Information: http://https://fionahewes.com

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