Birmingham born, North London raised Harlea is set to raise hell with her first offering.
‘Miss Me’ introduces a sound that pushes against conformity – music with relatable themes, played with real instruments, to pop arrangements.
The track opens with a jaw-breaking riff that instantly sets it apart from a current trend of mood-based, playlist friendly pop songs. Harlea’s distinctly British vocal reveals razor sharp lyrics, which culminate in a siren call “What do you feel when you’re not with me, is your body cold, do you miss me?”.
Harlea explains, “The song is about the intense pleasure you get from a relationship, regardless of its consequences. Giving in to an obsession, it describes the reckless abandon with which you are drawn in. ‘Miss Me’ expresses an emotional addiction which is felt when you are separated – even a destructive relationship can pale next to the pain of not being together.”
With blues inspired riffs and female-lead, incessantly catchy pop melodies, ‘Miss Me’ serves as a fitting introduction to a major new artist.