“Sweet and sour and so god damn smooth too!” – Dave Ruby Howe, triple j
“This is smooth, voice angelic. Keen to see what’s next for HANNAH.” – Ilai Swindells, triple j
Melbourne singer-songwriter HANNAH today makes a smooth debut with her first single, ‘Sweet & Sour.’
Fusing HANNAH’s indie, pop and R&B influences into one song-sized bite, ‘Sweet & Sour’ is marked by its infectious groove, soulful lead vocal and sense of quiet confidence. “I wrote Sweet & Sour about control in a relationship, where someone can turn something that seems so good and perfect, and completely destroy it,” HANNAH explains.
Relatable and introspective, ‘Sweet & Sour’ reflects the raw emotions that develop when once-beautiful relationships sour. HANNAH explains: “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.”
Her velvety track also arrives accompanied by a video clip. Filmed in a sultry red hue, the clip was filmed at the iconic Melbourne BakeHouse Studio’s in Richmond, and features local artists, Julian Steel, Ryan Schmidt, and JAYDEAN, who had featured in Kaiit’s OG Luv. Kush pt.2.
Since being uploaded to triple j Unearthed in late April, the song has already received praise from triple j Unearthed. Prior to today’s release, HANNAH has already been building her name within the Melbourne scene, performing at iconic venues like The Gasometer and Workers Club and drawing favourable comparisons to fellow powerhouse female Australian and New Zealand artists Montaigne and BENEE. HANNAH was also one of 40 emerging artists to be selected for the Nando’s Music Exchange in London where they were mentored by Kwame and Nadia Rose.
Listeners will be hearing more from HANNAH in 2020 with a debut EP in the works, produced by fellow Melbourne pop/R&B songwriter Julian Steel. Though it’s only the beginning, ‘Sweet & Sour’ is indication enough of the bright future she has ahead.