London-based independent artist Hannah Scott is fast cementing her place as one of the country’s most exciting new songwriters, with her emotive songs and striking voice. Shape, the first single from her forthcoming album, showcases a powerful storyteller.
The song recounts how her maternal Grandmother refused to accept her Mother’s choice of husband, Hannah’s Father, threatening never to speak to her again should she marry him and staying true to her word for twenty years.
Co-written and produced with long-standing creative partner Stefano Della Casa (Ultra Music Publishing), whom she met in London…. but may well have met years earlier when passing through the train station he was working in!
Shape expertly combines organic, live elements with electronic sounds. The two artists have struck a perfect balance between her traditional songwriting craft and his unique cinematic production.
Hannah Scott draws much of the inspiration for her music from her affinity with Italy. A year living and working on an olive press in rural Tuscany in her late teens provided the backdrop to her early work.
Her on-going achievements are significant given the personal difficulties following a recent diagnosis of a form of arthritis which causes severe joint pain and fatigue. She believes that the musical collaboration with Stefano has provided an outlet for the two to support each other through difficult times.
Success for the pair builds – recently awarded funding by Help Musicians UK towards the production of the album, they have also opened for Madeleine Peyroux at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre and toured throughout Ireland with Paddy Casey, opening shows for him in Dublin as well as in a tiny Irish-only speaking village near Galway! Radio support has come from BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and a live session with Dermot O’Leary and Hannah has also twice travelled to New York for Mondo NYC festival, enabled with PRS Foundation funding.
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