Every single person who is currently breathing the air on this planet, longs for a deep sense of connection.. to feel like they belong and relate to those who surround them. For Melbourne, Australia based artist, Karen Harding, music is not only an outlet for expression of her feelings and emotions, drawn from a lifetime of experiences.. music is a soul conversation, that allows the masks that we hide behind to fall away for a moment of sharing.. a moment of mutual understanding.. in a language that does not discriminate in any form. To picture the sound of Karen Harding’s music, imagine for a moment.. you are sitting outdoors at a private, casual tea party.. it’s early in the morning and there is still a thin layer of fog lining the ground and the sun is just beginning to break for the first morning light. While sipping our tea, we are joined by guests, Sarah McLaughlin, Sara Barielles and Eva Cassidy and comparing stories about the depths of life. Music has always been a part of Karen’s life, learning piano from the age of 6, beginning singing lessons from the age of 14 and more recently learning to play the guitar. Throughout the years, Karen has played at many cafes and bars around the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a combination of solo, duo and band performances, that have contributed to the sound that you hear today. Her true love of the art comes from the creativity of writing her own music.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music, to me, is a chance to express what cannot be effectively expressed in any other way.. It's a chance for people to connect on an authentic soul level through a common recognition that it not discriminating of any language or cultural barrier.

What is your music dream?

My musical journey is an exploration of what is possible.. for me the journey is more important than the destination. My dream is to be able to live my life exploring music and growing and developing both with my music and in my life as a result.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I would make sure that everyone had access to safe shelter, food, water and the basic needs that many of us take for granted.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Chantal Kreviazuk - Feels like home

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I have so many and have such an eclectic mix of music love! Anything from classics like Tracy Chapman, Sarah McLachlan, Leonard Cohen or Eva Cassidy, right through to bands like Muse or Imagine Dragons.

What inspires you to make music?

Music takes you to a space that you can't access otherwise.. it's like an addiction.. the more you do, the more you want to do!

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Don't be afraid to explore the parts of you that make you uncomfortable.. there is so much to be gained and learned.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm very new to the platform, however it seems really exciting.. there is so much to explore!