Interview with Helena Mace

Today sees the release of ‘Runaround’, the brand new single from Helena Mace – a song we described as ‘a stunning piece of country crossover music that will delight fans new and old alike. It’s relatable and thought-provoking in equal measure and gives a real insight into the type of wonderful artist Helena Mace is‘ in our review earlier this week! We caught up with Helena this week to chat all things ‘Runaround’, awards, hacking and all things music!

Congratulations on your new single ‘Runaround’, what would you say was the main driving force behind this one for you?

Thank you. I think it was the face that the song was so relatable to many. Many people have been messed around in a relationship and I believed a lot of people would have been through similar experiences.

How would you describe the overall vibe of the track to new listeners?

Its a very fun, upbeat catchy song with lots of guitar and hopefully a good sing a long track.

Do you have a favourite line from the song, if yes what it is it about the lyric that stands out for you?

My favourite line, ‘im going around so fast, my feet don’t touch the ground’. I like the way it portrays the ‘giddiness’ in a relationship where you don’t know whether you are coming or going.

The accompanying video is nicely atmospheric with it’s black and white look, and natural surroundings. Where was it filmed – it sure looked windy! Was it fun to make?

The video was so much fun to make and yes extremely windy. We had to do takes between downpours and gusts of wind that was blowing sand everywhere. I got wet at one point when i was very close to the sea. It was filmed in 2 places, Southbourne Beach and Hengistbury head , both beautiful places here on the South coast. I happen to live nearby as well so added bonus.

Can we expect for this track to lead into a bigger project such as an EP or LP?

Yes, I will be bringing out an album around May 2020 which will include the singles and several unreleased tracks.

You’ve had an interesting year, particularly when you made the news due to your Facebook profile being hacked. That must have been a strange time? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

Haha yes, it was such a weird time. Not only was my FB fan page hacked, but my personal one with all my personal photos over the past 12 years and my instagram pages. In fact , it was only when ITV contacted me and got involved, that I got it all back.

The British country music scene seems to be in a good place right now, with many supporting it. As an artist from the UK, how exciting it is to be part of?

I am absolutely loving the UK country scene right now. There are some amazing acts and support over here and I think we are really making waves at the moment. I am so grateful for all the support from everybody.

Which country artists have inspired you, and which artists are you playing on repeat at the moment?

Wow, there are so many, I play Ashley McBryde a lot and I love Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert, Ward Thomas and Lady A. I also love the older country music which I was brought up with from a young age.

You’ve won a number of awards for your music in recent years. Does this give you an added confidence going forward?

I am so grateful for the nominations I receive, it means so much that people love what I do. My sound is slightly different and I try and write melodic , relatable songs that people will enjoy. It gives me a boost when I am recognised for something I work hard on and that I love so I am forever thankful as we all know what a challenge the music industry can be.

What does the rest of 2019 look like for you?

I am busy for the rest of the year finishing the album and preparing yet another new release for early 2020, plus as I gig for a living, I have the party season to do for the rest of the year. I will also be getting airplay for the Christmas single released last year.


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