Eighteen year-old, Los Angeles-based artist Hana Vu released her self-produced debut EP this Summer, embarked on her first-ever – and largely sold-out – U.S. tour with SALES this Fall, and today she shares a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s classic “Gypsy.” “‘Gypsy’ is the height of vocal, instrumental, and lyrical intricacy,” explains Vu. “It is almost forbidden to cover such a monumental track.” Listen to the cover at Highsnobiety HERE.
Recent high school graduate Hana Vu released the critically acclaimed EP How Many Times Have You Driven By via Luminelle earlier this year. Vu clamoured for creative outlets from an early age – she formed musical projects and played shows, though without fully clicking with her teen peers in the local D.I.Y. brat-pack. “I wouldn’t call myself a curmudgeon, but I found it hard to be friends with other young people. Instead, I found two or three key homies, then just did my own thing- socially and in my music.” This partly explains the ambition and ambiance of her first official release. Written and produced by Hana herself, and mastered by Clay Jones (Modest Mouse, Sunflower Bean) the EP masters the defining balance of bedroom pop: it’s warm, sparse, and whisper-intimate yet at the same time wholly radio-ready. Purchase the EP HERE, and watch the videos for “Crying on the Subway” + “Cool” ft. Satchy.
Catch Hana Vu live at Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco next year February 25-March 3rd, and get your tickets HERE