KAREN HARDING’s New Single ‘Drive Away’ Is Out Now

Published on 9 September 2022 at 13:28

Words: Max Bradfield


Australian singer-songwriter Karen Harding is currently halfway through the release of her newest four track EP, ‘I’ve Got A Secret’ and her latest tune ‘Drive Away’ is released today. 


Releasing a track each month, this latest third instalment is sure to have had many looking forward to it. Featuring a melancholy picking guitar riff that is almost reminiscent of the start of Led Zeppelin’s famous ‘Stairway to Heaven’, there’s just enough reverb to get listeners’ brains turning. There’s a longing sense of nostalgia and an almost haunting vocal from Karen that reflects the time this song was created in. 


Written in Melbourne’s COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, ‘Drive Away’ shows that Harding’s creative flair can’t be contained by global circumstance. Portrayed well, are the desires to leave the mess, the difficulties and current trials of life. Sometimes we all crave escapism, or the ability to simply ‘Drive Away’.


As said, the four track EP, ‘I’ve Got A Secret’ is being released one single at a time each month and should be out there in its entirety by October 2022. The EP will be available to purchase via Bandcamp in both download and CD formats.


So, more on Karen – the Melbourne based singer-songwriter has formulated her sound amidst the inspirations of folk and pop. With a penchant for sharing a relatable expression of human emotion and inner experience with her music, Karen sees her craft as a ‘soul conversation’. Likened to the sounds of Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan and Karen Carpenter, Karen Harding’s music features ever-alluring and ethereal vocals that are sure to strike a chord with many listeners. 


After bringing forth her debut single, ‘I Didn’t Realise’ in May 2021, Harding won the November 2021 Bendigo Bank sponsored Independent Songwriter Talent Show on Radio Eastern FM in her home city. That was for her single ‘Anxiety’. ‘Something Special’ got her the Top 10 winner for the World Songwriting Awards and she was nominated for Best International Artist on Crags Radio Independent Artist Awards in February 2022. 


Worthy accolades already then it seems, Karen’s music seems to be moving from strength to strength. Listen to her latest single ‘Drive Away’ and anticipate her full EP release in October.