So, here is the first track from my EP, its called Object.
Following the release of her debut EP ‘Breath’ in 2017, Hannah Nicholson’s latest musical offering introduces an altogether more exploratory sound. At its heart, her music remains the same: unshakably stubborn in its pursuit of harmonic beauty; ethereal melodies wound around a marriage of piano and synths. With ‘Object’ (EP), though, Nicholson is flexing her creative muscles – experimenting with unconventional sounds, found sounds, with layered ostinatos and samples, creating a sonic palimpsest to entice the ear and entrance the soul.
Travel underscores the EP. In it, she takes us from the intense melancholia of ‘Breath’ to a place of self-assurance. She has grown in confidence – emotionally, personally and musically. Since her last release, Hannah has toured extensively, with each destination bringing a new soundscape and new inspiration. The bustling streets of Montreal; the late night hum of hotel rooms; the undergrounds of Tokyo and New York, with their wealth of street entertainers. An endless library of sounds to sample and transform.
For those who listen closely to ‘Object’, the footprints of that journey can be heard in the music: the percussive voice of an African Kora entwines itself with her angelic vocals in ‘Clay Bird’; in ‘How’s the Weather?’, the delicateness of a German music box punctuates the upper registers, echoing behind the emotional poignancy of her lyrics. Perhaps most apt, though, are the sampled words of a Czech centenarian, reflecting on age and hardship: “I’m still strong,” she says. ‘Object’, is an attempt to match that strength.
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