Siobhan Heard follows the release of her emotional gut punch single, “Missed Call”, with the beautifully animated visual accompaniment. “Missed Call” was completed after the unexpected death of Siobhan’s girlfriend and musical partner, Samantha Purple. The theme of loss is bought home in stark terms with the creative weaving into the mix of a voicemail from Samantha to Siobhan at the one-minute-fifty mark.
Defining Siobhan Heard’s music is not easy; there is no catch-all term that encompasses the inventive future R&B arrangements, silky smooth vocal delivery and heart-wrenching lyrical depth. Siobhan’s music is so instantly relatable because she writes as if talking directly to the subject and delivers each line with a simple honesty that leaves the stark phrases of “Missed Call” feeling as if they’re hanging in mid air.
Sorry I missed your call, I was busy. Now I don’t get to say “Hey, how was your day”
Siobhan Heard on “Missed Call”:
“Missed Call was actually the last song that I wrote for Samantha while she was still living. I started working on it one evening after we’d gotten off of the phone with the intention of giving it to her when it was finished. But, she died unexpectedly before I’d had an opportunity to finish the song. ”
“Missed Call” follows the release of “Beating Not Broken” and is the final single to be released in advance of Siobhan Heard’s Heart-Beats Vol. 1 EP on December 5th. The six song collection is an exploration of the grieving process after losing someone so close to her heart. It moves from grief to fear to finding inner-strength, all with the notion that triumph and a beautiful understanding can be found in loss. Siobhan Heard has plans to release additional singles from Heart-Beats Vol 1 and visual components throughout the Fall.
“Beating, not Broken” premiered on Soulbounce, who called it, “airy and ethereal… underscored by a triumphant strength that shines throughout the song”, Mystic Sons also jumped on board, hailing the track as “[an] uplifting RnB swoon”