Since releasing her joint LP ‘These Days’ with long-time friend and collaborator Daniel Casimir on the jazz re:freshed imprint in 2019, Hirst has been working on her first solo album, funded by PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music and the MOBO Help Musicians Fund.
Hirst’s new album is set to be a jazz re:freshed family affair and features Richard Spaven on drums, Sarah Tandy on piano and Tomorrow's Warriors StringTing. It is produced and arranged by Casimir who also plays electric, upright and synth bass on the recording. A celebration of inspiring stories of the women around her, both through their personal experiences and drawing upon the musical heritage of West London as a tribute to Hirst’s upbringing and friends. The songs pay homage to their robust capacity to rise to any challenge, including motherhood, a journey which Hirst embarked upon herself in between writing and releasing the album.
The album is set for release in early 2024 via jazz re:freshed