Following her highly successful first UK headline tour last month, Philippa Hanna has released the video for brand new single ‘The Hero’. The hard hitting, pop-country track delivers a powerful and vital sentiment for a fast-paced ‘have it all’ generation, ‘You don’t to have to have the world all figured out. Everybody needs saving sometimes.’

No stranger to the shadows of depression and anxiety and a willing spokesperson for the cause, Philippa claims the song came from both personal experiences and conversations with her fans. “So many of us have moments where daily life becomes overwhelming. I wanted ‘The Hero’ to be a loving reminder that there is no shame in asking for help, even if you are the one that usually has it together and takes care of others. If we can openly talk about and deal with these vulnerable moments it could prevent much deeper problems later on.”

The single’s evocative music video depicts a varied cast of characters immersed in water and struggling towards the surface. “I wanted to somehow recreate that feeling of drowning that life can cause to feel when stress overwhelms us. I hope that it reminds viewers that this can happen to anyone and that there is nothing to feel ashamed about.”

Mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Ed Sheeran/Mumford & Sons/Ward Thomas), the track features on Philippa’s album ‘Come Back Fighting’ which topped both the Official UK Christian & Gospel chart and the iTunes Country chart. Her Gospel-reworking of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ has attracted 30,000,000 views online after it was shared via her daily inspiration vlog. Having opened tours for many household names including Lionel Richie, Leona Lewis & Little Mix, Philippa is continuing to tour this summer with an extensive list of her own shows although no Irish dates announced:

19 Basingstoke, Spring Live ’18
27 West Sussex, Big Church Day Out

1 Cheshire, Big Church Day Out
7 Wolverhampton, Ablaze 18
8 Middlesbrough, St. Barnabas Church
9 Glasgow, Craighalbert Church
14 Camberley, St Michael’s Church
15 Papplewick, Papplewick & Linby Village Hall
16 Derbyshire, J28 Church
19 Hammersmith, Ravenscourt Baptist Church
22 Lancashire, Living Waters Church
23 Scunthorpe, New Life Church
24 Stockport, Buckle and Boots Festival
24 Manchester, Ivy Church: The Fuse