Last year I was introduced to the the album Changemakers by musical poetress Crys Matthews. I got to experience her live show this year at The Parlor Room in Northampton, MA and she’s great recorded but live she takes her talent to a whole new level. Last week, Crys tweeted about Heather Mae’s new Kickstarter campaign, and although I knew nothing about Heather Mae, I gave the campaign video a look. I learned two things: #1: Crys knows what she’s talking about and #2: Heather Mae is a diva I needed to add to my collection and spread the word about…hence this post.
If you’re like me and like to support indie artists, Kickstarter is a great site for that. I like when I can get a taste of a diva’s sound before backing a campaign. Luckily Heather has her “I Am Enough” EP and “Glimmer” album on Spotify (autographed copies are available here on her website, which we all know I’m a sucker for) to give you a hint of what’s to come on the two albums she’s hoping to fund.
In my gay opinion, Heather has something to say and a beautiful voice and song-writing talent to express it. Her musical style ranges from folky to pop to heart-touching ballads. The lyrics seem to come from a dark place but she elevates them into the light and with a strong positive message. On her website she says she’s a “queer, fat, femme, singer-songwriter, mental health advocate, and your new bff.” She’s everything the music industry says you shouldn’t be and yet she’s doing it. My “new bff” is bad-ass!
It’s been a long time since I have gone all-in on a diva within minutes of listening to her music. I had to have Heather’s music (autographed CDs were a plus) and back her campaign. Heather’s Kickstarter video spoke to me, her music moves me and she’s someone that I think more people need to hear about. You’re welcome!