HAWA shares her third single ‘Kill Some’ produced by Tony Seltzer (Princess Nokia, Rich The Kid, Ski Mask The Slump God) released via b4 / Remote Control. The unswerving and colourful yet intimate video that accompanies the ferocious song is directed by Keenan MacWilliam. HAWA debuted ‘Kill Some’ during her Boiler Room set earlier this week.
HAWA says of the song,“‘Kill Some’ is a love song about a toxic relationship inspired by a true story. The beginning of the song represents the beauty of new love but it also represents the insecurities built through loving in general. As the song progresses, the challenges of being in love with a gorgeous woman who you know could never truly be yours become more of a reality as you try to convince your conscience that anger and pain is the price to pay for love. But fairytales always come to an end…”
HAWA’s debut 2018 track ‘Might Be’ and follow up ‘I’m Safe’ garnered immediate attention everywhere from Pitchfork to FADER (“straightforward slap”) to Pigeons & Planes (“a subtly complex hit”). The tracks set HAWA‘s strong, direct voice apart from her peers and established her as a contender for the city’s next rap superstar. Though these were HAWA’s first releases, now at 19 years old she has already lived many lives. Born in Berlin to West African parents, HAWA is currently finishing high school in Manhattan. As a preteen, she was one of the youngest-ever composers for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she toured the world. But soon HAWA’s insatiable creativity became stifled by the classical world’s stuffy limitations so she broke out.