Following the release of his first 6 singles, Karen Harding returns with the first single and title track from his upcoming EP, “I’ve Got A Secret”, on Friday, July 8, 2022.
Written during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns in Melbourne, Australia, the singer-songwriter’s dramatic single, “I’ve Got A Secret” dives straight to the heart of fear and anxiety, by sharing a less than perfect side, which leaves you open to the judgment of others.
We live in a world filled with images of perfection. Where we think that to be good enough we have to align with posts that basically only show the highlights of a lifetime. This causes us to lock up our own vulnerabilities. That is, until you reach a point where you realize your struggles are a secret no one knows. The thought of sharing them fills us with fear, questioning and mistrust, and that’s the message of “I’ve Got A Secret”.
The four-track EP, “I’ve Got A Secret”, releases one single at a time, each month, and will be available in its entirety by October 2022. The EP is available for purchase at band camp as a digital download and CD.
Music has always been a part of Karen’s life, starting piano lessons at the age of 6 and singing lessons at 14. She performed in many cafes and bars in the northeast suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a combination of solo, duet and group performances, which contributed to the sound you hear today.
Building up her repertoire, with 6 single releases to her credit, Karen has steadily grown her following and name, having won the Bendigo Bank sponsored Independent Songwriters Talent Competition in November 2021 on Radio Eastern FM at Melbourne, Australia for her single, ‘Anxiety’, World Songwriting Awards Top 10 winner, for her single ‘Something Special’ and nominated for Best International Artist at the Crags Radio Independent Artist Awards in February 2022.
Karen Harding’s music has also gained attention recently and plays on Bree Noble’s ‘Women of Substance’ podcast, online radio shows such as ‘Good Music Radio’, ‘DTong Radio’, ‘382 Radio’, “Eagles Nest Radio” and “Oz Now Radio”. ‘ and gained attention through his plays on local Australian community radio.