NEW RELEASE FROM HELEN JAYNE McKELLAR
Independent Welsh singer/songwriter HELEN JAYNE McKELLAR is pleased to announce the release of her new (and second) single ‘Twisted’ on 12th August 2019. Taken rom her critically acclaimed EP ‘The Last Minute.’ This selfpenned
track was produced by JAMES WELCH (JAMIE LAWSON, JESSIE J, BOCELLI) and features the legendary UK singer/songwriter JUDIE TZUKE and her daughter Bailey on supporting vocals!
Re-mastered by PETE MAHER (U2, KATY PERRY, ANNIE LENNOX), ‘Twisted’ is a mid-tempo passionate, angst ridden,
bittersweet break up song with haunting vocals and spiralling guitars. It is the natural follow up to the debut single ‘Last Minute’ which had multiple national BBC airplays in the UK, sat in the Airplay Today US Indie/College Top 100for five months, was nominated ‘Record of the Year 2018’ by Radio 6 International, and reached the UK and Ireland HotDisc Top 10, the video being aired multiple times on Sky TV.
“The first few bars of Twisted are evocative of a quiet, gentle folk song with a delicate acoustic guitar but do not be fooled. As this song slowly grows, it delivers a persistent, background guitar riff that creates a mid-tempo pop song infused with hints of both rock and soul, and, at times, an exquisite piano overlay that provides flow and rich layering. With powerful vocals and delivery, this is arguably the fiercest and saddest song [on the EP] melodically and lyrically. Twisted is overwhelmingly raw, dark, brutal and honest, and yet underneath the outpouring of hurt and lack of trust is an invincible soul emerging and fighting with every last breath and ounce of strength for her voice to be heard, for independence, identity and self-worth.” – Sarah Bloodworth, independent music critic.
Helen was born in South Wales but now lives in Berkshire, England & has toured the UK extensively including shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire, the Mean Fiddler and the Half Moon Putney; Alton Towers, Staffordshire; Kelvin Hall, Glasgow; & the Bournemouth International Conference Centre! Her debut album ‘Safe’ was recorded in Nashville and sold in excess of 25,000 copies. She has made several appearances on national BBC1 and Welsh TV and has been interviewed by many UK/US radio stations. Her songs have also enjoyed success around Europe with Italian producers, Basic Connection recording “Falling Deep In Love” for their debut album, “Hablame Luna” which also features Helen on lead vocal. “Heart Of Stone” was covered by Portuguese TV presenter/singer, Vania Morretti for her band’s White Pearl’s debut album on Sony.
For more information contact: Doug McKellar, Safe Management Limited (representative) 01189735648
Twisted Video: https://youtu.be/DZScNRyVjkU
Helen's BBC Music Page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/cc477455-f8ad-49ce-a214-122601bf6db6