New Music: Hemes

Seamlessly fusing elements of both Western and Middle Eastern music into her sound, emerging British Arabic artist Hemes is rapidly gaining traction as a pop artist to watch out for in the UK.

New single ‘Breathe’ was written in the midst of the pandemic, and takes a refreshingly honest look into a daughter’s relationship with her mother.

“I wanted ‘Breathe’ to capture the feeling of needing that one person in your life who can relieve your anxieties, for me it’s my mum. I finished the song during the pandemic because it was the longest time that I had ever been away from her, through tough times I really wished that I could just drive to see her, and that’s how Breathe was born. I wanted the track to feel relatable, so that people can think of whoever makes them feel better, whether it’s a family member, a lover or a friend.”

Taken from the debut EP ‘Matters of the Mind’ (funded by the BBC Horizons Wales Launchpad and the Help Musicians Do it Differently schemes), out later this year.