Music isn’t just a play button, nor is it meant to be a paint by numbers experience, and artists even twice HANA2K’s young age of just 18 still struggle with that concept of individuality.
Her new single, Pretty Enough, cheekily challenges the need to throw away the mould of what a popstar should be in 2018 and points the finger directly at unasked for comments on social media. The song also comes with a fun b-side, Ain’t Even Friends. Be sure to check her upcoming hometown show in Cardiff or in London.
“This song’s about not needing gratification from others as to whether you’re pretty enough for that” explains HANA2K, continuing “I want people to feel empowered by their own self-worth, not from the praise of others. I can relate, as I kept getting people tell me their opinion about certain things about me, such as; “you looked prettier without a fringe” or “I think you have too many piercings.” Although the comments were not getting me down, they just confused me, because I didn’t remember asking them for their opinion, but the comments just kept on coming, almost relentless sometimes, especially when you put pics up on Insta, it sort of makes people think that it’s a plea for feedback!”
To date HANA2K has released two songs online, Too Close & Jealousy, which also feature her introspective story writing in her lyrics, whether it being not being able to take that next step with a friend on Too Close, or on Jealousy, where she focuses on the question; Why do some girls compete with each other? It’s at its rawest observations Hana provides we see an incredibly honest writer who, when adding the layers of extrovert production she’s brave enough to explore, you get somebody not scared to be daring & therefore different from her contemporaries.
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