Karen Harding’s Single “Strong For You”
You may be a little bit dead inside if the final chord of Karen Harding’s most recent single, “Strong For You,” doesn’t make your heart hurt. This is a song that goes deep within to take up residence in your memories, ambitions, and regrets.
Australian folk/pop singer-songwriter Karen Harding is enthusiastic about using her music to communicate realistic expressions of inner experience and human emotion. For Karen, music is a soulful discourse that enables us to have an understanding in a language that is devoid of all prejudice. With seductive and ethereal vocals in the foreground and an orchestral atmosphere that will transport you to a world of fantasy, Karen Harding’s music has been compared to the sounds of Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan, and Karen Carpenter.
With her single “Anxiety,” Karen Harding won the Independent Songwriter Talent Show on Radio Eastern FM in Melbourne, Australia, sponsored by Bendigo Bank in November 2021. She also placed in the top 10 of the World Songwriting Awards with her single “Something Special,” and she was nominated for Best International Artist at the Crags Radio Independent Artist Awards in February 2022. “Strong For You,” Karen Harding’s debut song, was made available on November 11, 2022.
“I adore the variety of connotations that “Strong For You” conveys. The song is a proclamation of love and a vow to stick by a special someone through good times and bad. My journey to self-discovery has been very challenging. This song was inspired by my desire to embrace and carry characteristics of myself that I had previously rejected or disliked—to embrace and carry them through challenging experiences and emotions, even when it was hard to do so. “The music is therapeutic.” says Karen Harding
“Strong For You,” a song by Harding Karen, which was recorded by P&M Records in Argentina, opens in a minor key with the understated simplicity of emotional piano tinkling, followed by a layer of fingerpicked guitar. The moment Karen Harding’s seductive vocals start, you are sucked into a touching story that takes the listener from sadness to a feeling of promise and optimism. Karen claims that “this single was the first of a series to come,” where she got the chance to collaborate with the amazing family that makes up P&M Records in Argentina. “I am incredibly thankful for the chance and look forward to sharing everything that is to come,” she said. “It was the beginning of a fantastic journey of finding new sounds and new methods of producing.”
Basically, the concept that “Strong For You” may signify different things to different people depending on the listener, was the motivation for the song. For example, “I’ll be strong for you, it’ll be a journey, but we’ll get there” is an example of a song that offers support for someone you care about. The song has Karen singing, “There’s a fire blazing strong, I don’t know what it is, but it’s obscuring the route I’m walking.” Thus, it is. Karen, however, claims that the song is essentially about healing.
For more information about Karen Harding Click on the links below