In May, Italian singer/songwriter HÅN caused a stir with her debut single The Children. With its hypnotic combination of dreamy vocals and otherworldly sounds, the track was reviewed by 30 Hype Machine blogs and included in 5 Spotify New Music Friday playlists.
After having spent the summer on tour, opening for acts such as Cigarettes After Sex and playing at the Ypsigrock Festival alongside Ride and Beach House, the girl from the Garda lake is now ready to unveil her brand-new sophomore single. Titled 1986, the song blends together HÅN’s signature dreamy melancholia with uplifting balearic textures giving birth to a catchy, yet introspective, powerful pop tune.
Speaking about the track, HÅN stated: “1986 is to me the strangest track on the album since it’s very personal lyrically but at the same time, it has a production which is really different from everything I’ve ever made. production and lyrics contrast since the song is upbeat but the lyrics are kinda “hopeless”. It was an experiment for me, to let go of the sound I typically imagine in my songs and entrust other choices.
The question which goes through the song (“why are you still there if there’s no one to please you?”) sums up the meaning of it. Even if reasons are opposite, both sides are stuck in the same situation of misery and what they lack is the action to leave. The song it’s not just a personal tale, but also a sort of reflection of what I have seen around me, there are elements that recur in the most of relationships and they’re at the heart of them. 1986 is the year my parents met. ”