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HARPER releases Bird In A Cage

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Fresh from her Download Festival set – which not only etched HARPER into its history books as the festival’s youngest ever performer but marked her first ever live show – today the astonishing 12-year-old vocalist releases a brand new track, “Bird In A Cage.”

HARPER first took the internet by storm with her mind-blowing cover of Spiritbox’s Holy Roller and captured the hearts of millions as a contestant on America’s Got Talent.

Over the two years since, HARPER has gone from strength to strength, releasing multiple singles and racking up fans. Having been widely tipped as one of the acts not to miss at Download, her set was a triumph all round. Kerrang! promptly declared afterwards, “she’s easily going toe to toe with artists three or four times her age, ” and more simply, “This is awesome.

New single “Bird In A Cage” was co-written by Leo Valeri (Brand Of Sacrifice) and Ben Lumber (Acres). Valeri performed all instrumentation on the single. 

Harper enthuses, “Bird In A Cage was written about feeling trapped and alone and being let down by the people who are close to you. This song is different to any song I’ve done before and I really wanted to show I can do more than just scream. It’s possibly my favourite song I’ve done to date!

Get “Bird In A Cage” at: https://palechord.lnk.to/BirdInACage

The video was directed by regular collaborator Zak Pinchin. Watch the official video here or by clicking below.

HARPER‘s previous single was the defiant rager I Hope You Choke – a cathartic blend of rage and frustration; a potent cocktail of everything metal that HARPER loves. Get that track HERE and watch its official video HERE.

Including clinching over 3 million Spotify streams, HARPER closed out a tremendous 2023 with a blistering cover of Bring Me The Horizon‘s smash hit Chelsea Smile and a fun collab with Nik Nocturnal on track Ghost Sphere. Watch HARPER‘s official video for Chelsea Smile HERE, with more than 376k YouTube views already.

For more from the talented pre-teen, investigate electrifying single Weight Of The World, a bonafide metalcore banger. Written by Leo Valeri, of deathcore heavyweights Brand Of Sacrifice, it features a guest vocal from Dave Stephens (We Came As Romans). Stream it HERE. Watch the video, now closing on 1 million YouTube views, HEREHARPER also posted a “one take” video for the track in November HERE.

In between official single releases and homework, HARPER has been having fun unveiling surprise cover tracks on her YouTube channel, picking a range of diverse artists from Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran to Knocked Loose, Bad Omens, and Architects! She also teamed up with vocalist Kasey Karlsen (Nita Strauss, Deadlands) for a duet on an I Prevail track which has garnered more than 2.3 million views. Check out those videos HERE and stay tuned for more from HARPER soon.

HARPER shot to internet stardom when she released an incredible one-take vocal cover of Spiritbox’s breakout hit in summer 2021, clocking up 310k YouTube views and media accolades from the likes of Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Loudwire, Rock Sound, Revolver and more.

She gained millions of new fans when she auditioned for primetime NBC show, America’s Got Talent with the same song, garnering a further 3.1 million YouTube views and wowing both the judges and the 4000 audience members with her impressive vocal prowess. In summer 2022, she also got to perform Holy Roller with Spiritbox at their sold-out show in London, UK.

She released her debut single Falling that year and announced signing to Pale Chord Records. That track, which was written/produced with the help of Chris Wiseman (Shadow of Intent and Currents) and Ben Lumber (Acres), has over 1 million streams on Spotify alone and 546k YouTube views. With 2023’s following singles, including Weight Of The WorldHARPER continued to break barriers and prove that age is just a number when it comes to channelling emotion and power through heavy music, making history yet again as the youngest artist ever to perform at the UKs legendary Download Festival in June 2024. HARPER‘s musical talent continues to develop every day. Determined and passionate, this is just the beginning of an incredible journey for the young superstar.

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Harper Bird In A Cage official music video Stream Everywhere: https://palechord.lnk.to/BirdInACage

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