EDITORS CHOICE: Kezia Gill and Jade Helliwell To Release Heartfelt Duet “How Long Have You Known”

Renowned UK country artists and best friends, Kezia Gill and Jade Helliwell, are thrilled to announce the release of their highly anticipated new single, a poignant duet available on all major streaming platforms from May 31st.

The evocative track, delves into the emotional turmoil of a breakup, capturing the agonising moment when one realises their partner has been planning to leave. The song will resonate with anyone who has experienced the blindsiding end of a relationship.

Jade Helliwell expressed her excitement about the release: “I am extremely excited to finally be releasing this song! Myself and Kezia wrote this song in the throes of lockdown via Zoom. We wanted to write a song about the gut-wrenching moment a relationship ends and you realize while you thought you were happy, they were planning on saying goodbye. We wanted to touch on the realization that in every breakup, there’s one person who knows what’s coming and another who hasn’t a clue. Kezia is one of my absolute best friends and I have so much admiration for her musically. To team up writing this was incredible, and the experience of recording together was wonderful. I’m so proud of this song and the reaction it gets when we play it live. I can’t wait to finally have the recorded song out in the world.”

Over the years, Kezia and Jade have joined each other on stages across the country to perform this song. Their powerful performances have also graced The Long Road Festival and The Firestation in Sunderland for Kezia’s One Night Only show. The song has even made its way to European stages at the Country & BBQ Festival in Liechtenstein and Nashville Nights Denmark in Odense and Copenhagen. Recently, they performed it each night on the Girls Night In Tour. “I can’t wait to see what stages it will grace next,” Kezia added.

Kezia Gill shared her thoughts on the collaboration: “Jade and I wrote this song during lockdown over Zoom. It was only the second time I’d co-written in this way, and I wasn’t a fan of writing through a laptop screen, but I’m so glad we did because this is one of my favourite songs I’ve been a part of creating. It’s a song about the end of a relationship and how one person will always know first that things are over. It can feel like a bolt from the blue for the other person, and the question of ‘How long have you known?’ is inevitable. I love that we are finally releasing this song after three years of performing it together. It always gets such a great reaction from audiences, and I believe this is due to the relatability of the song and Jade Helliwell’s powerhouse vocals and phenomenal big note in the final chorus. As one of my best friends, it’s been such an honour to not only write with Jade but to be releasing this song as a collaboration. I’m so proud of us!!”

This deeply emotional duet showcases the undeniable chemistry and musical synergy between Kezia Gill and Jade Helliwell, making it a must-listen for fans of authentic, soulful country music. The song showcases a vulnerability in both Kezia and Jade, with the track building in emotion and culminating in a huge vocal delivery at the height of its intensity.