We’ve had a thing for Hannah Gill since featuring her in BlackBook in spring of 2016, guiding us through her favorite city Charleston. Still just 20 years of age, she’s continued to awe the cultural cognoscenti, with NPR enthusing, “Gill is a belter, and when she sings, she sings,” and Baeble proclaiming that her newest EP, Lost in Words, “has us lost for words.”
We actually have managed to find the words to describe her latest single “Lose,” a lush, visceral jazz-blues stunner, which vividly shows off her chill-inducing, soulful vocal delivery. Lyrically an anthem of romantic determination, she confesses, “I know he’s keeping warm / In the arms of someone else,” while also admitting, “I would rope the stars and the moon for you / If you’d be true.”
“This song means a lot to me,” Gill says, “the lyrics have a special place in my heart. It’s really about that feeling you get when you fall for someone, but you know deep down inside that you can’t have them, it’s a bittersweet feeling. You’re happy because you feel those butterflies that come along with a new romance, but at the same time your heart breaks. I wrote the song in a way that people can derive their own meaning from the lyrics, but this is what the tune means to me.”
BlackBook premieres here the new video for the song, which is similarly melancholy yet joyful – with Ms. Gill changing outfits, backdrops and moods from minute to minute.
“[Director] Ed Hellman and his team did an amazing job at helping me create a video that paired perfectly with the tune,” she explains. “I’m so excited to get to share it with the world!”