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Hannah Gill – I Feel Awake

Hannah Gill – I Feel Awake. Seventeen-year-old Hannah Gill’s voice has a mature, jazzy edge that belies her youth, and on her upcoming EP, I Feel Awake (produced by Alex Houton and mixed by four-time Grammy winner Brian Vibberts) the direct link to predecessors Florence & the Machine, Kate Nash and even jazz greats such as Billie Holiday are evident. From the cheery handclaps in “Love and Glory” to the vocal longing in “I Feel Awake,” the EP showcases an artist who can convey emotion with every note. With her small frame and blonde, wavy bob, Gill doesn’t look like she owns that powerhouse of a voice, but it’s there. Proof? Gill is the only singer we’ve ever known whose cover of Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” compares to the original.

Hannah Gill - I Feel Awake

Gill honed her talent in high school musicals and talent shows, but she’s been singing since she was a child. She credits her parents for her taste: “My parents exposed me to a lot of music. I love folk music and plenty of ragtime, jazz, especially Ella Fitzgerald as well as a bunch of acoustic music—the Avett Brothers, artists like that. Real artists.” And while her parents are responsible for musical preferences, it was pairing up with producer and musician Brad Hammonds that led to Gill’s musical stylings. After hearing her lay down tracks in his studio, Hammonds signed her on as the first artist on his label, Greene Street Music.

For now, Gill’s claim to fame is being stopped at school by kids who’ve seen her videos on YouTube. But with I Feel Awake, that probably will all soon change. Gill says, “I’m super excited about the new songs, we put in a lot of time and effort [into it]. I hope it is something that everyone can enjoy!”

Hannah Gill – I Feel Awake

Hannah Gill – I Feel Awake Lyrics:
h, there’s nothing wrong with me
Just took a walk to breathe to leave the rest alone
Fortune and pain may come along at time
But we all know, they’ll just fade
and I don’t understand why we fear
and I don’t understand…
I Feel Awake as I am dreaming
There’s nothing more for me to see here
We’ll all be laughing for so long
So, don’t be afraid now

Listen to your mind and look away
You will see it’s all just a dream
Passion and fire will come along and we will fall
But they’ll all just fade
and I don’t understand
Why we fear
and I don’t understand

I Feel Awake as I am dreaming
There’s nothing more for me to see here
We’ll all be laughing for so long
So, don’t be afraid now.
Hannah Gill - I Feel Awake

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