Music Week Presents: Hooked Like Helen

Music Week Presents: Hooked Like Helen

Alt-Pop duo Hooked Like Helen will be sharing their new single ‘Beautiful World’ on 17th May,lifted from their upcoming EP, Tragedy Of Physics set for release on the 31st May via Stipp Manor Music.

Co-produced alongside Grammy award-winning mixer, engineer and producer Isha Erskine (Ziggy Marley, Maroon 5, Black Eyed Peas) the EP also features vocals by NBC's The Voice contestant, Emily Keener.

Husband-and-wife duo, Nikki and Jonathan Stipp, craft their sound in a humble home studio in the woods, just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Nikki’s affinity for artists such as Prince, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Carol King, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Halsey, Rihanna, and the Weeknd, contrasts Jon’s love for rock such as Guns and Roses, The Eagles, Steely Dan, Green Day, Rage Against The Machine, 2pac, Twenty One Pilots, Chris Stapleton. Instead of working in opposition, this fusion of pop, rock, and R&B as well as the merging of classic and current songwriting structures, are defining attributes to Hooked Like Helen's sound. The appealing combination of Nikki’s vocals paired with the balance between whimsy, sensitivity and fun, conjures images of Ellie Goulding meets Of Monsters and Men.

In terms of pure power-pop delight, ‘Beautiful World’is hard to beat - it's one of those tracks that taps directly into your musical pleasure centre and jabs at the best bits. It is everything that pop music should be: eloquent, spirited, with an infusion of freshness.

Nikki and Jon give their insight on the track: “'Beautiful World' came about during a time of sad reflection on the state of society. We wrote this song as a way to combat our feelings of discontent, as if the upbeat groove and flying synths could convince us that things aren’t as bad as they seem. Music is our medicine and our voice, and we hope that Beautiful World conveys the sense that although there is much to mourn, there is much to celebrate if we take action to be a part of the healing.”

Their recent singles ‘No Turning Back’ and ‘Tear This Place Apart’ were premiered by Clash Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit respectively and we are able to bring 'Beautiful World' to you for the first time. Listen below.

Artist:  Hooked Like Helen

Genre: Alt-Pop

Single name: “Beautiful World” Single

Release date: 17th May

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