In August we wrote about ‘You Did This‘, from Hannah Gold. The singer songwriter took a leap of religion, shifting throughout nation from Port Washington, in New York State to Los Angeles, California, and he or she’s definitely by no means regarded again. Such a transfer at a younger age – Hannah remains to be solely 23 years outdated – reveals a depth of maturity that many a lot older don’t obtain: and that is mirrored within the solutions she gave once we spoke to her earlier this month. We expect you’ll agree with us once we say Hannah Gold goes locations.
Hello Hannah, thanks for chatting with us as we speak!
You made the transfer from your house in New York State to Los Angeles to attend school and to observe your desires as a singer-songwriter. Has it been troublesome residing so removed from residence, or have you ever simply lent into it? Do you will have any recommendation for anybody who’s equally contemplating making a giant transfer, both throughout the nation or in life generally?
Hello!! In fact, thanks for inviting me right here.
I’ve actually actually fallen into the Cali vibes and made a house for myself out right here. Once I was in highschool, folks at all times instructed me they thought I’d match very well in California and if I went, I’d by no means return to New York. They had been proper! I like it out right here and am so completely satisfied I took a leap of religion and made the transfer.
To somebody equally contemplating making a giant transfer, I say go for it! You’ll by no means know in the event you don’t take an opportunity; what do you must lose??
To what extent is your single, ‘You Did This’ based mostly on actual life occasions, and was it a reduction, a cathartic expertise, to place all of your ache and feelings into music?
The track and lyrics are positively impressed by actual occasions. Sadly, the music video was not based mostly on an actual occasion and was an idea I got here up with alongside videographer Marquis Dawsey to point out a fantasy of what somebody may wish to do to somebody who cheated on them. Writing and performing “You Did This” is an entire cathartic expertise and reduction. I positively discover myself channeling an array of feelings into my music, particularly ache and heartbreak. Writing this sort of music permits me to remain in contact with my interior emotions and specific them in a wholesome manner that’s productive in direction of me shifting on from the scenario.
You’re clearly a powerful lady – how do you are feeling ladies could make their voices heard in what’s clearly nonetheless a really male dominated enterprise? What adjustments must be made?
Thanks! Us ladies positively want to stay collectively and proceed to champion for each other. I really like teaming up with different females on this trade for collaboration or recommendation. It’s at all times refreshing to listen to one other lady’s expertise contemplating how biased and difficult this trade might be. Plenty of males attempt to benefit from females beginning out as singers or entertainers, so speaking with different females and having a staff behind you is extraordinarily vital. It’s important that we proceed to talk up for our rights and that we don’t cease till we’re heard.
There are numerous adjustments I can consider that must be made. Firstly, we have to cease oversexualizing feminine co–staff. One of many largest points I’ve heard feminine artists complain about is male producers or artists who solely attempt to work with them due to their bodily attributes. That is counterproductive as a result of the feminine is displaying up able to work, underneath the guise of a studio session, and the male counterpart is attempting to talk her up and get her drunk for ulterior motives. I’ve heard ladies inform me massive title producers who’ve satisfied ladies to sleep with them by promising to show them into stars, solely to depart them within the mud after it occurred. The second factor that should change is males benefiting from feminine artists who’re naive and simply beginning out. Usually instances males will cost ladies greater charges, manner above market value, just because they assume they’re dumb ladies who don’t know any higher. We have to deal with ladies professionally and supply equal charges to each genders. Thirdly, I might like to see far more females producing and composing. It looks like manufacturing may be very male-dominated and females will not be given as a lot of an opportunity to succeed. Fourth, we want far more feminine powerhouse CEOs in music in order that now we have voices on the highest stage championing for feminine success.
Go help feminine artists! Purchase tickets to feminine reveals, stream feminine songs, and submit the music in your social media! My favourite manner to assist feminine artists is by sharing their music on my social media or making a TikTok with their sound. We have to assist feminine voices get the identical recognition males have at all times obtained.
How did you give you the idea for the video for ‘You Did This’?
I labored alongside videographer Marquis Dawsey and producer Ètienne “EJ” Porter to deliver this entire undertaking collectively. I began off by taking part in “You Did This” for Marquis and filling him in on my that means behind the track. We began brainstorming concepts and conceptualized this fantasy actuality that we finally delivered to life. We met weekly main as much as the shoot and added particulars as we went alongside. We wished to create a revenge fantasy in direction of a companion who cheated. Initially, we had been going to have me catch the cheater on residence digital camera footage and ship my goons in to get him. We ended up altering the plot, in order that we had considered one of my buddies go undercover and set my boyfriend up. This added a complete new stage of complexity to the story as a result of now we had been those placing him underneath a loyalty take a look at and watching him fail fairly terribly! We had our inside confederate open the again door, permitting the opposite two ladies to enter and kidnap the cheater for his interrogation. The idea will not be based mostly on actual occasions however is impressed by what Marquis and I believed can be one of the best ways to catch somebody who always lies and gaslights. This situation gave the cheater no possibility for denial or excuses; he needed to face the chilly exhausting fact that he tousled massive time. Oftentimes cheaters will gaslight their victims into pondering they’re loopy and delusional. We cherished this idea as a result of we’re outsmarting the cheater and forcing him to take accountability for his actions. The proof is correct in entrance of his face and he can’t run away anymore.
What’s the songwriting course of like for you? Do you begin out with lyrics or the melody first, or do they arrive collectively? The place do you get your inspiration?
Nearly all of the time, I begin by constructing out a beat after which working one stanza at a time to construct out a full lyrical composition. From there, I add different little parts and adjustments as I’m going alongside. I normally can write full songs in a single session – my thoughts simply begins going and doesn’t cease til it’s full!
My inspiration comes from everywhere. I primarily write about my relationships, household, and occasions that evoke robust feelings in me. Whether or not it’s excessive pleasure or excessive unhappiness, if one thing makes me really feel some kind of manner I’ll in all probability write about it in a track. Generally I’m impressed by heartbreak so I write songs as a launch to get issues off my chest and really feel higher. Generally, any person near me goes by means of one thing and that evokes me to jot down a track for them or of their honor.
What’s subsequent for Hannah Gold? What can followers count on?
There are many thrilling issues on the horizon for Hannah Gold. Up subsequent is “Misplaced Your Likelihood”, an up-beat groovy R&B observe that I will likely be releasing subsequent month. There will likely be a music video accompanying “Misplaced Your Likelihood” that features excessive power photographs of me residing my greatest life, photographs of me performing in an enormous theater, and a hidden shock for considered one of my greatest buddies to find. Moreover, keep looking out for some massive upcoming modeling campaigns and enchanting images on social media.
And at last, I ask this of everybody I communicate to – what query do you would like somebody would ask you in an interview, however no one ever does? And what’s the reply to that query?
Nice query. I believe that an attention-grabbing query can be: Throughout what level of the music course of do you are feeling most alive – writing, producing, recording, performing, selling, or one thing else?
For me personally, my favourite a part of being an artist is the artistic course of. From prime to backside, I simply love being within the studio. I really like vibing out to totally different beats and sounds. I really like placing my headphones on and writing lyrics and melodies as I’m going alongside. The entire course of of making one thing and seeing it evolve is so lovely for me. I really like these “take heed to this!” moments the place there’s a sparkle in your eye of pleasure to point out your collaborator one thing you simply got here up with. Being contained in the vocal sales space is at all times enjoyable. I put my headphones on, dance alongside somewhat, and really feel the vibe of the music. I really like including little adlib parts and harmonies. Being artistic is what makes me really feel alive… It’s one of the best a part of being an artist. Channeling my coronary heart and soul into a phenomenal track that I can share with the world… That’s what makes all of it price it. Creating music helps me cope and specific myself; it’s therapeutic. The perfect half is that once I’m performed, I get to take that music and use it to assist another person. My objective is to encourage listeners and allow them to know that every part will likely be okay; they may make it by means of any robust instances. I wish to use my music to positively affect the world and assist individuals who have been in my scenario to heal like I did.
Watch the music video for ‘You Did This’ beneath, and observe Hannah Gold on-line on her official web site, Fb, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.