Well ladies and gents, it’s been a while since my last review, but as Aerosmith said, I’m back in the saddle again, and quite frankly I’m loving it. I couldn’t be happier to jump back in with Hannah Yeun’s newest single “Running”. Anyone claiming to play witchy, sombre tunes with a 60’s vibe immediately captures my attention.
Hailing from NYC and now residing in the Sonoran Desert of Tucson, Arizona, Hannah Yeun never ceases to surprise us with some sultry, magnetic tunes. Listening to her music, I began wondering where she found influence from; after finding out she briefly lived on a commune in California’s wine country with the “Moonies”- a cult her parents became involved with—the sombre yet captivating rhythm found in her music started to make sense.
“Running” captures the familiar energy we’ve experienced in many 60s surf-rock numbers from bands like The Ventures or The Shadows. It also resonates with the darker, spookier tones heard in modern bands who have also taken great influence from the 60s, like The Triptides with their single “Set You Free”, or the deep echoes heard in Mystic Braves’ “Desert Island”. Hannah takes clear inspiration from the 60’s but manages to keep it modern and interesting with deep, melancholic lyrics and beats. One wouldn’t be able to comprehend how this combination works so well without taking a listen, so hear it for yourself:
She released “Running” as well as “Hiding Away” in July of this year; both are worthy listens if you’re into seductive sombre sounds which echo the past. I can’t wait to experience more sultry and spooky 60s vibes from Hannah Yeun; lucky for us she is currently working on a new album. We’ll be sure to let you know when it is released.
Review written by Isabella Moulton– a stylist and designer by day, and aesthetic aficionado by night. For inquiries, please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org | Keep it groovy <3