Hannah Stewart Is An Artist We Need To Keep An Eye On
Californian electro-pop artist Hannah Stewart delivers two things on her new single – minimalism and groove. Due for release on July 31, Glaze is an exercise in sparse drums, bouncy synth bass, layered vocals and very little else. And let me be clear – this track does not need another thing added. Following in the footsteps of artists like Grimes, Stewart manages to wrangle the most out of very little indeed, creating a track that is instantaneously catchy.
Written about the need to retreat from the world on occasions, Glaze is a direct and honest reflection on the need for introspection:
“I like to glaze it over, I like to drown it out, Drown out the noise we live in, filter out”
Despite this, the song never sounds depressing – rather, the infectious groove keeps you dancing (even when all that seems to remain is that ever-present bass).
Glaze is a great pop track and Hannah Stewart is an artist that we need to keep an eye on. Her lyrics, production and vocals are all top notch. And, most importantly, she delivers it all in a minimalist package that is both idiosyncratic and refreshingly new.
Simon says 4 out of 5 stars.
Glaze is available on 31st July
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