Harry Strange is the new voice of heartbreaking British pop music.
The third track from his upcoming EP, Crying At The Party, is a lyrical masterpiece. Strange has such amazing power in his songwriting. ‘Six Feet Under’ is a gut-wrenchingly vulnerable song that almost brought me to tears just by listening to this story. Keep an ear out for more Harry Strange.
“It explores the drunken mindset of really wanting someone, but also knowing that they're not good for you.” says Harry. “It's about this sense of self-awareness that slowly slips away over the space of an evening of drinking and leaves you with your instinctive feelings and emotions that might not always be the most sensible things to act on.”
His upcoming EP is a concept set over the course of a classic night out, documenting the experience of growing up and those defining moments: break-ups, crushes and life struggles. During a university house party, Harry had a friend follow him around throughout the night with a disposable camera, resulting in the artwork for each single and the EP itself.
Harry Strange is a 21-year-old artist that blends intimate songwriting with bold alt-pop production. With only five singles released he has over 1.5 million streams and counting. He's now counting down to the release of his 4 track EP 'Crying At The Party' which shows a confident move into the pop world.
2019 has seen Harry Strange take a big leap towards electronic left-field pop with the release of previous singles ‘Sober’ and ‘Steady Unstable’. ‘Sober’ tells the bittersweet story of going unseen by the one person you want to notice you, whist ‘Steady Unstable’, explores vulnerability and openness brought on by alcohol.
Influenced by songwriters such as Ben Howard and Matt Corby, Harry combined that with his love of 80s-inspired pop to create his alternative, left-of-centre sound. He wants to be as open as he can with his music, writing about his own experiences in the hope it will encourage friends who are struggling to be able to talk about their problems.
Review by Hannah Schneider