Norwegian-Filipina artist Hillari has truly made a name for herself both domestically and internationally over the past year. However, it has not been without its challenges. As the artist signs with the booking agent of WizKid and Cardi B, she also releases the single ‘Blind then’ – a song that delves into the significant relationships and friendships she lost due to prioritizing her music.
A lot is happening around Norwegian-Filipina Hillari Alison Conlu (19) these days. Even before releasing her debut EP in July, the young rising star from Oslo had already performed in over 20 concerts in Norway and Canada and had been booked to perform at this year’s Øyafestival. Her performance at Øyafestivalen garnered positive reviews in Norwegian media and caught the attention of two top executives from United Talent Agency, who were present at the festival.
Representatives from United Talent Agency returned to see HILLARI perform at by:Larm, where she was also one of the three finalists for the title “Årets stjerneskudd” (Rookie of the Year). While HILLARI did not win the title, she won the hearts of United Talent Agency. She is now signing with the agency that also represents artists such as Wizkid, Cardi B, AURORA, and J. Cole.
“UTA is so excited to be representing Hillari! We see Hillari as a global artist and can’t wait to help build out her touring business across the globe. The initial response from promoters around the world has been overwhelmingly positive, further cementing our belief that Hillari is destined for greatness,” says Kevin Jergenson and Kazia Davy from United Talent Agency.
HILLARI is concluding the year with the single ‘Blind then’.
“I planted a seed I never watered. Left you out there to dry, like you didn’t matter.”
In HILLARI’s own words, the song explores the acknowledgment that prioritizing music and school had consequences, leading to the loss of important relationships and friendships. The poignant narrative serves as a reminder to appreciate and nurture relationships before they fade away.
‘Blind then’ is available now via all major platforms.
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