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GET TO KNOW: Charlie Hannah
Having spent the last few years churning out a wide variety of sweet and sweeping compositions, Margate-based artist Charlie Hannah is back with his latest intoxicating groove, 'Poor Connection'.
Channelling the same smooth and vibrant dream-pop aesthetics as acts like Tame Impala, 'Poor Connection' makes for a wonderfully inviting listen. With its tranquil atmosphere and shimmering hooks layered throughout, this guy is certainly building a strong vibe with this one.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and influences over the last few years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
What was the first album you remember owning?
Gorillaz debut album
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
My first band was a two piece with my best friend in year 8. We were called The Winning Formula, and we used to try and write songs like the Beatles and the Beach Boys. Not much has changed. We were bad. But we were very enthusiastic.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
What a Fool Believes – The Doobie Brothers
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
I like the songwriting process. There’s nothing like the buzz of being in the creative flow of writing a good song.
And what about the most frustrating part?
Mastering! For years it has been the absolute bane of my life in the home production process. How do you get it to sound big? How do you get it to sound loud like a professional record??? Each album I think I get a little bit better. For this next one it’ll be the closest I get to a professional home-master I reckon!
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
R. Stevie Moore
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Living off my Spotify royalties in the South of France.
Charlie Hannah's new single 'Poor Connection' is available to stream now. Check it out below.