Latest release from Aussie label Hopestreet Recordings features Brisbane based vocalist HANNAH MACKLIN. Her song is ‘Stars’ which her people describe as “a glittering piece of cosmic neo soul with its eyes fixed on the night sky and the wonders of the galaxy.” It’s actually a complex, shifting, disturbing tune with a big production from Nick Herrera.
Hannah says: “The melody for Stars came to me first; I heard it inside my head. It felt like a phrase, a statement; hence it opens the piece and is referenced several times post. I was writing on a Yamaha CNR-80 synth organ at the time and the gentle velocity, the whir of the keyboard’s sound lent itself well to conceiving the rest of the song. The rest flowed from there; lyrics and melodies entwined, snaking their way through the piece. I wrote the string parts last; using a demo of the finished song in GarageBand to compose over. Most of the string parts were melodies I first sung and then transcribed.”
‘Stars’ is released via Hopestreet Recordings on Friday 10th February.