Get to know HANNAH! She’s from Melbourne and she’s just released her catchy debut single called ‘Sweet & Sour’.
It’s a confident first step into the limelight too; so much so that we decided it was imperative that we immediately found out a little more about her with a feature.
So let’s not delay… there are questions that need answering;
01. Name : HANNAH.
02. Where are you based? In Melbourne, Australia.
03. How did you get your start in music? I’ve always loved singing, but really got into songwriting a couple of years ago. I’m very lucky because I’ve got a lot of people in my life who inspire and encourage me to pursue it.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Honest, experimental, motivated, exciting, calming, brightens up a room.
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. Working with my producer Julian Steel has been the best thing with helping me develop my sound and artistry. We’re always on the same page, and know exactly where we want to take the song.
Also, just trusting my gut and knowing that my ‘sound’ will only be developing from what it is now. I think it’s so important to give yourself the opportunity to be experimental and to try different things, because that’s how your ‘sound’ grows.
06. What’s your earliest musical memory? Busking out the front of my childhood home! Hahaha no one was ever in the street, but I remember taking my guitar and knocking on my neighbours’ doors asking them if they wanted to hear me sing. I was obsessed with performing.
07. Who have been your musical influences? I’m influenced by a lot of artists, and my music taste is very broad. With my sound, I’d say I’m mainly influenced by Mahalia, SYD, Tom Misch & Raveena.
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? Very hard question because there’s sooo many!! But some of my all time favourites are ‘Garden (Say It Like Dat)’ – SZA, ‘Losing’ – HER, ‘Cranes In The Sky’ – Solange, and basically all of Beyoncé’s songs.
09. Where’s your favourite place to listen to music? In the car! I’m always listening to music while driving.
10. Who are your go-to artists when you’re feeling :
Happy : Anderson Paak., Mahalia or Biggie Smalls.
Sad : Frank Ocean or Bruno Major.
Introspective : Julia Jacklin.
Exhausted : Mac Ayres.
11. What was the first album you ever bought? Beyonce’s debut album, ‘Dangerously In Love’. I used to make up so many dances to that album when I was younger – been a Scott Storch fan since I was 7 years old!
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. Hmmm well I have an obsession with tea. I drink about five green teas a day.
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? Primary school teacher!! I like to work with kids, I just love how curious they are about the world.
14. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? To always trust yourself and the process. What is meant for you will never miss you.
15. What’s been the highlight of your musical journey so far? Releasing my debut single ‘Sweet & Sour’. It made me so happy to see everyone listening to it and enjoying it! Seriously looking forward to making new music and releasing more.
16. What’s been the strangest experience you’ve had in the business? I went to Groovin’ The Moo last year and got to go backstage. And I met so many incredible people and artists, it was pretty surreal. I remember just standing there in the coffee line having a conversation with Billie Eilish’s mum, trying my hardest not to freak out. Meeting Sampa The Great and so many other incredible artists was really cool.
17. If you could trade places with any artist in the world right now, who would it be? Tom Misch. If I could have his guitar skills and music knowledge, that would be insane.
18. Tell us about your latest release. I wrote ‘Sweet & Sour’ about control in a relationship, where someone can turn something that seems so good and perfect into the complete opposite.
We have the power, the ego and the control to let negative thoughts and emotions override opportunities for something good to happen in our lives. This song reflects just that, where control can turn something from so ‘sweet to sour’.
It is released alongside visuals filmed in Melbourne’s Bakehouse Studio, I’m joined by fellow local musicians Julian Steel, Ryan Schmidt, and JAYDEAN (who also featured in Kaiit’s OG Luv. Kush pt.2). It’s available on all platforms now.
19. What do your future plans involve? Hopefully releasing a couple more singles this year and then working towards an EP for 2021. Once restrictions ease, it would be cool to do a couple shows too.
20. Where can our audience catch you live? Will keep them updated once restrictions are laid back, but for now, you can catch me on my socials
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/HannahWilsonMusic
INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/hannahwilsnn
TWITTER : https://twitter.com/HANNAHmusicx
SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/hannah-wilson-115
YOUTUBE : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUhZZn3q-eMj00xTzyinB2g