epona’s debut EP, ‘Help I’m Fine!’, hits hard and doesn’t hold back. The 22-year-old fearlessly addresses social issues faced by many, using her record as a platform to raise awareness, take action and call for a more inclusive and compassionate world.
‘Help I’m Fine!’ is an exciting musical journey that sparks conversations around women’s rights, gender inequality and harassment, all set against the backdrop of an alternative rock soundscape that echoes the vibes of the ’90s and 2000s rock era. It came out on the 13th of October.
From the very first chords of the opening track, ‘Voice’, epona’s powerful vocals cut through the air like a battle cry, demanding a louder platform for women’s and minorities’ voices. The song is a rallying call against the constant questioning of women’s rights, delivered with a fierce determination that is sure to resonate deeply with anyone who has ever felt the weight of discrimination.
‘Voice’ is unfiltered look at gender inequality, paired with a guitar-driven intensity that’s both addictive and empowering.
In ‘Naked Man (in the Forest)’, the second single, we dive into the depths of human emotions, exposing the vulnerability that comes with survival. The Belgian artist crafts a captivating narrative that starts with fear and desperation, but eventually leads to resilience and strength. This is what makes epona’s music so special: she makes bold statements with her music while infusing it with hope and empowerment.
With ‘Louise’, the talented storyteller draws inspiration from the iconic film “Thelma & Louise,” immersing listeners in a haunting story that explores the complexities of life-altering decisions made under extreme circumstances.
‘Don’t Care!’ is the first and latest single, wrapping up the EP.
In this track, epona raises her voice against harassment. Indeed, she embodies a dismissive antagonist, highlighting the callousness of those who disregard the thoughts and feelings of others.
What makes ‘Help I’m Fine!’ a great record is that there’s no sugarcoating here. epona tackles societal issues head-on, and each track showcases her dedication to urging listeners to confront the harsh realities of our world while inspiring them to rise above them.
If you’re looking for music that not only entertains but also enlightens, challenges and empowers, ‘Help I’m Fine!’ should be on your playlist. It’s raw, it’s real, and it’s a powerful reminder of the issues we can’t afford to ignore.