INTERVIEW: Hannah Gill

17 year old, Hannah Gill, sets to release her I Feel Awake EP on January 20th. We caught up with her to get the inside scoop on the record, along with her future plans in the music industry. 

How would you describe your sound?

I like to describe my sound as indie jazz. I love artists like Dr. John and The Meters. The way that these artists have such a distinctive sound but at the same time have a common jazz undertone is really fascinating to me. I think that my music tries to incorporate both classic jazz vibes and the feel of modern music.

Your EP, I Feel Awake is set to release on January 20th of next year. Can you tell us a little more about it?

It’s catchy. Most people who listen to the EP will have it stuck in their heads for the rest of the day. The new EP puts a pop spin on some old and new songs.

What would you say your favorite song off of the EP is?

I think my favorite song on the EP is Love and Glory. It is just a fun song that you want to listen to over and over again. It is a nice contrast to some of the more dramatic songs on the EP.

What made you chose to pick "Love and Glory" as the first single?

As I said above, I just think it is such a fun song that will get stuck in everyone’s head. And really what couldn’t be better than a catchy song? I hope that Love and Glory really pulls in listeners to hear the full EP.

You can gotten so much attention for your cover of "Take Me To Church" by Hozier (which by the way is amazing!) Why do you think this is the cover you did that took off?

I have no clue! We are so lucky that it has gotten so many views. I would like to think it is doing so well because we really embraced the song. When most girls on YouTube cover Take Me To Church, they just sing it to sing it. They don’t feel the music. But we felt every note, and I think that is what is so enticing about it.  

Being 17, do you think this has helped or hindered your music? 

It has its ups and downs. There have been times when I would have to cancel shows because of school, or location. But at the same time, it seems extremely impressive to people to hear that I am accomplishing all that I am and I am only 17. Although it does present some challenges, I feel like I am really getting to learn from the best at the best age possible. I wouldn’t change a thing.

Do you plan to do any touring in 2015? If so, where would you love to play a show?

I am focusing on graduating high school right now, so we probably wont be touring any time soon, but who knows what might happen it the summer/winter months! I would love to perform at Fire Fly Music Festival; it has always been a dream of mine to play at a festival with so many talented musicians.

Anything else you would like to add? Thanks!

I think you covered it all! Thank you for this amazing opportunity!