heka – (a) dab (BM005)

(a) dab is out now on all streaming services.

“A hauntingly stunning single that challenges the conventions of time, space and structure.” – Paste Magazine

A perfect juxtaposition of genres, eras and cultures.” – For The Rabbits

“An alluring taste of haunting minimalism.” – Stillwater Magazine

‘(a) dab’ comes hot on the heels of the widely-acclaimed lead single ‘(a) wall’ which featured on Radio 1’s Chillest Show and amongst Paste’s ‘Best New Songs’. Sharing a similarly haunting feel to its predecessor, heka’s flair for integrating found sound with her experimental folk comes to the fore here along with a grotesque lyrical quality that echoes Jenny Hval. 

Of the track, she says: “Sometimes being in love can feel like being on drugs. There is a similar kind of influence that we willingly, and then inevitably, accept to be under; where we choose to give ourselves up. 

“I guess there is a desire, in a sense, to be weak and vulnerable, and sometimes the wrong person can take advantage of that. This is what this song means to me.”

(a) dab is out now – released 28th April 2021.


Music and Lyrics: Francesca Brierley a.k.a. heka 
Mix: Francesca Brierley a.k.a. heka 
Master: Dan Duszynski at Dandysounds. Austin, TX.