In advance of debut album Skinhorse Playground (out 27/10), Sol Heilo’s second single is now out – together with a very clever homemade video.
Killing Karma sees Heilo engaging in catharsis as she purges herself of an irritant from her past. The graphic storyline unfolds as the cutting lyrics are at times so vitriolic that Fiona Apple would be proud (“Now I see who you really are; a desolated star; you fester in the dark; you’re killing karma”).
Made solely on Heilo’s iPhone from over 6000 separate photos, the accompanying video (complete with a doll sporting her own hair) reveals a sharp line in self-deprecatory humour. Heilo’s collective talents are quite remarkable; add in an endearing pinch of mild eccentricity, and the package is complete.
Having been out of the public eye for almost two years since old band Katzenjammer went into hibernation, there’s no doubt that the world is going to be hearing a great deal about Sol Heilo in the months to come.
CATCH SOL HEILO AT LONDON’S CAMDEN ASSEMBLY ON 13TH MARCH