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Credit: Harriet Curry
Manchester-based RnB artist, Harriet Curry, is only two singles into her career and it already feels like she’s done playing. She has just released her brand new single 'Girls' and the chorus of ‘Girls’, alone, is enough to stop anyone in their tracks. It has had nationwide play from Jamz Supernova on BBC 1Xtra and BBC Introducing Manchester. BBC Introducing Manchester also asked her to come and perform a live acoustic set of her new unreleased song called 'Her'.
21 year old Harriet Curry was raised in Leeds and moved to Manchester to pursue her music career. She started singing from an early age in her church choir and has always had a keen interest in music. She is currently studying at the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music in Manchester.
She takes inspiration from artists such as, Amy Winehouse, Ray BLK, and Jorja Smith.
Her debut single ‘Cuckoo’, released late 2018, caught the attention of many people in Manchester, in particular BBC Introducing and the Complex and Dummy Mag supported artist, Dami Sule, who promptly asked Harriet to join him in the studio to collaborate on a number of tracks.
This summer will see the first of these collaborations, as well as ‘Her', Harriet’s third solo single - which focuses on a sultry, future RnB-style beat, with just the right sprinkling of neo soul prowess in her empowering and inspiring vocal.
Whilst the lyrics to ‘Girls’ is clearly deeply personal and incredibly heartfelt, Harriet also feels that they’re representative of many more women than just herself - and she supports this extremely directly, when asked. In Harriet’s own words: “’Girls’ is about personal struggles with fitting in and how that mentally affects you. Being a female of dual heritage comes with its own struggles. Growing up and not knowing where one fits in is not easy. Not being able to go to a high street hair salon like all the other girls, because no salon bothers to cater to all hair types - what does that say to young women of colour? Not knowing which box to tick on the heritage question on an application form, or a school exam, because it’s either black, white, or other.”
‘Girls’ isn’t just a call to females of dual heritage, it’s a call to all women. Whatever one’s heritage, the song is a voice for all women
Harriet has played at Sofar Sounds and is also supporting Dami Sule on the June 30th 2019 at his headline gig in Manchester.