Impressed by the 1989 movie Heathers, the brand new observe is outlined by crunchy, overdriven riffs, energetic drums, and a buoyant refrain on which James yells: “Heather / Would you be better / If I told you just where to dig my grave / Load the gun and take your aim.”
Have a hearken to ‘Heather’ beneath:
A press launch notes that James wrote ‘Heather’ as a mirrored image on “a particularly vulnerable time” when, in 2009, she “was critically ill in hospital and simultaneously abandoned by her dad”.
The blurb continues: “One of [James’] ‘best friends’ spread a nasty rumour about her, resulting in losing her small group of friends and leaving her to feel completely alone and disconnected from the world. ‘The Heathers’ around Sarah set out to destroy her life out of jealousy and bitterness, however the song is written with hindsight and self-awareness.”
James herself commented that ‘Heather’ is “not about revenge” and that she “actually [feels] sorry for” the observe’s protagonist, as a result of “no matter what she did, she would never be okay within herself, and nothing she did put me six feet under”.
‘Heather’ comes as James’ second launch for 2021, following the one ‘Mad At God’ again in January. It additionally marks her third solo launch altogether, having made her debuted in November of 2020 with ‘DBE’ (which stands for ‘Dumb Bitch Energy’).
Final September, James linked up with Paces to carry out vocals on his track ‘Back Around’.
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