HEZEN is shimmering with her latest offering So We Happen, a serene track embellished with unique production, creating a cinematic experience. So We Happen takes a journey down HEZEN’s wide awakening experience of finding a home in France. The Fountain caught up with her to discuss the music and the plans for the year.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to So We Happen?
It’s been wonderful. It’s my first release since 2019 so I was a bit anxious. But the output of love and support has been incredible. I’m very grateful it connected with so many people. This week one of the most amazing exchanges I had was on Instagram with a woman from Martinique, who although doesn’t understand English and didn’t know anything about me, described to me what she felt So We Happen was about. She said, “it’s as if I came, barefoot, barely dressed, with barely anything other than the land of my ancestors, as if I was coming but through me they were coming back”. It’s exactly that.
TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence?
The song is about the reconnection to my Caribbean ancestors, the land, the history, which I experienced after spending nine months in Martinique during the second lockdown.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?
My next song comes out in November and I’m quite excited about it. Aside from that I’ll be working on an album I’m planning to release next year.
TF: When can we next expect a live show from you now that venues and gigs are kicking off again?
I feel that mentally I’m not quite out of lockdown just yet. I trust my guts to tell me when it’s time to get back on stage!