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: email@example.com | Keep it groovy <3
My passion for music was cultivated by my parents, who took me to see obscure bands perform and encouraged me to start my own record collection at a young age. I grew up listening to Pink Floyd and Peter Frampton with my mom; she told me if I listened to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in complete darkness my life would be forever changed…I did and it was, thanks mom. From then on I realised that music does not exist solely to colourfully take up time, but is rather an experience that should be had as many times as possible. One of the first concerts I attended was The Who at the Hollywood Bowl, but as a teenager I started seeing a lot of indie bands at the local music hall, and was fascinated by the story their music told. Every song has a story and I wanted to hear it.
So here I am, currently based in Vienna and work as a stylist and designer for my own company “The Eccentric Bourgeoisie” -- I’ll happily add some extravagance to your dull wardrobe or give you some flair to help you stand out above the rest at an event ;) I have lived in the US, Canada, Malaysia, Spain, the UK, the Netherlands and Italy. Wherever I have travelled music has allowed me to broaden my horizons by experiencing new things and meeting interesting people. It has the ability to connect people from different cultures and generations, influencing the way we think and feel…there’s nothing quite like it. The way it can capture the essence of a time, the energy of a people, and allow later generations to relive it is awe-inspiring.
My musical interests predominately centre on what was produced in the 1960’s and 1970’s, but I also appreciate more modern bands as well. Something happened during this time musically and artistically which can never be recreated; it was like a sonic boom of creativity. I am drawn to the fashion, art films (Especially Nouvelle Vague and Giallo) and the records which were produced during this magical period in history. I have a soft spot for 1960’s garage, glam rock and of course French Playboy singers. My top picks include: T. Rex, Jacques Dutronc, Nino Ferrer, The Doors, Joe Dassin, the Kinks and Jacqueline Taieb. I adore modern bands which take the musical energy created in previous decades and build on it; some of my favourites are the Triptides and Mystic Braves. Show me your record collection and I’ll show you mine.
Know some great band I should listen to? Get in contact! I’m always looking to expand my musical horizons.