Western Sydney trio make history as the first-ever APAC girl group to sign with a major US label – and tour the globe with some of the biggest names in R&B

H3rizon, the sensational girl group from Western Sydney, have shot to stardom after a decade of hard work and hustle.

The Filipino-Australian trio, consisting of Bernadette Marquez, Tiara Nyuzo, and Gabrielle Montalbo, have become an overnight sensation – but their journey to the top has been anything but easy. 

Last October, H3rizon made history as the first-ever APAC [Asian and Pacific music] girl group to sign with a major US label and the first Australian girl group to land a record deal with Epic Records USA.

Meeting through local live gigs and Filipino community events, their journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and passion.

Speaking of their new single ‘Soul Ties (Don’t Give It Up),’ produced by US music industry veteran Tricky Stewart, Tiara told Daily Mail Australia it’s a ‘very feel-good’ song.

Western Sydney trio H3rizon, consisting of Bernadette Marquez, Tiara Nyuzo, and Gabrielle Montalbo, (pictured L-R) have become an overnight sensation – but their journey to the top has been anything but easy

‘It’s a very feel-good, pop, fun track about being soulmates. But your soulmate doesn’t have to be just your lover; it can be your friends, your mum, your dad, your dog, your nan. It could be anything,’ she said.

Bernie added: ‘It’s such an easy track to listen to and vibe to. That’s why we feel like everyone can dance to it, everyone can relate to it.’

The trio still can’t quite believe their luck working with industry legends.

'We get a bit of imposter syndrome sometimes,' Gabby told Daily Mail Australia this week when speaking of their success, 'Sometimes we think there's no way. Come on, that's fake'

‘We get a bit of imposter syndrome sometimes,’ Gabby told Daily Mail Australia this week when speaking of their success, ‘Sometimes we think there’s no way. Come on, that’s fake’ 

‘We get a bit of imposter syndrome sometimes,’ Gabby laughed. ‘Sometimes we think there’s no way. Come on, that’s fake.’

Bernie added: ‘But then we remember how hard we worked to get to that position. It’s such an amazing experience working with them because we learn a lot from them. They’re such big names in the industry.’

She also revealed how the group are ‘doing our own vocal arranging for all the tracks in our own ad-libs and everything, which we’re so grateful for. Tricky let us take the reins.’

The girls were hands-on with their music. Bernie proudly stated: 'We're doing our own vocal arranging for all the tracks in our own ad-libs and everything, which we're so grateful for. Tricky let us take the reins'

The girls were hands-on with their music. Bernie proudly stated: ‘We’re doing our own vocal arranging for all the tracks in our own ad-libs and everything, which we’re so grateful for. Tricky let us take the reins’

They also discussed their stint in Atlanta which was intense.

Gabby recalled, ‘We were in Atlanta for about two and a half weeks, doing back-to-back studio time, like again, 20 plus hours in the studio every single day.’

‘I think we cut about 14 or 15 songs in the two and a half weeks we were there. Then later on in the year, we ended up going to LA for about two and a half months where we signed our record deal with Sony.’

Their stint in Atlanta was intense. Gabby recalled, 'We were in Atlanta for about two and a half weeks, doing back-to-back studio time, like again, 20 plus hours in the studio every single day'

Their stint in Atlanta was intense. Gabby recalled, ‘We were in Atlanta for about two and a half weeks, doing back-to-back studio time, like again, 20 plus hours in the studio every single day’



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