New Treat #77: Hannah Cohen

Hannah Cohen has lived most of her adult life working as a model. She then turned behind the lens and started photography, which she was also very successful as. Music came a little later. Her ex-boyfriend, a musician, bought her a guitar and she secretly began playing and writing songs. She didn’t think much of them, and never considered herself a singer. But these songs, to others, were something very special indeed.

After soaking herself into the New York music scene, Hannah has now made an album with Thomas Bartlett, who has previously worked with The National and Antony and the Johnsons. The album ‘Child Bride’ is to be released on April 23rd via Bella Union records. The first single ‘The Crying Game’ is a dreamy and slightly disturbing track. Her music reflects Feist’s darker moments, Laura Gibson’s most acoustic moments and the orchestral beauty of Antony and the Johnsons. I really look forward to hearing the whole record.

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