“Dream in Pictures”
Section: Up Next
By: Mut Asheru
UP Next – We have Heather Parks. She’s beautiful, talented and brave. Ms. Park bucked her parents’ wishes to follow her career. She decided to drop out of college so that she could follow that dream full-time.
Heather Park was discovered in a quirky New York tale, an example of life imitating art in some ways. Park worked in an NYC deli frequented by the program director of Hot 97 who eventually got her demo into the hands of producer Steve Francis of Stush Music. Through this meeting, a creative connection was formed.
“It was a blessing to find someone who shared my vision and who allowed me the room to grow and find myself as an artist,” says Park.
Yeah she’s beautiful but that’s a small part of the being that makes up Heather Park. She promised us that we won’t find her stressing her beauty more than her skills. She has learned to love the skin she is in, but more importantly she loves the place she is in mentally and is fully prepared to go through hell and back to realize her dreams.
Influenced equally by hip-hop beats and neo-soul sirens, Park’s debut album is an intimate affair as her understated cool comes across in every syllable she sings. The title track has a trip-hop twinkle and “The Life” is a mesmerizing statement with bits and pieces of an orchestra popping in and out. Park’s personal lyrics reflect on her experiences as a Korean-American but really she just wants to find her way as a citizen of life.
Her video “The Life Remix” can be seen on MTV-K. Park has also been featured in various publications worldwide and has performed on Imaginasian TV.
To find out more about this artist and her first release “Dream in Pictures” visit www.hearthepark.com.