Thursday, April 18, 2024

Hana Vu - "22"

Photo by Andrew Yuyi Truong

Much like her previous single "Hammer," Hana Vu's latest sees the Los Angeles artist straddling the genres of indie rock and pop, and leaning a bit more towards the pop side of things. Despite that, "22" is a rock song, especially since pop doesn't typically have this level of angst. This is a very moody song about losing adolescent hope as you get older. Vu is able to keep the pop sounds and the rock sounds kind of separate throughout "22." The two genres never quite seem to merge and are more at odds throughout the song, which works perfectly for this one. Even Vu's vocals have a unique 90's slacker goes pop sound, which I've never heard anyone pull off before.

Hana Vu says of her latest single:

“Being young, there’s so much that I experience for the first time, all the time. But as I experience more things, I become more desensitized to those things. You get wiser–– I feel quite wiser–– but less fervent, less hopeful. ‘22’ is about how I was paralyzed by grief and memories and by being 22; all at once a baby and the oldest I’ve ever been. But now I'm 23 and I'll probably be 24 by the time I’ll get to perform this song for people.”

You can listen to "22" below. Romanticism is out May 3 on Ghostly International, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Hana Vu, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

Tue. July 9 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Thu. July 11 - Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall
Fri. July 12 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Sat. July 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
Tue. July 16 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Wed. July 17 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Fri. July 19 - Toronto, ON @ Baby G
Sat. July 20 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Mon. July 22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Tue. July 23 - Cambridge, MA @ Sonia
Thu. July 25 - Washington, DC @ Atlantis
Fri. July 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sat. July 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Mon. July 29 - Columbus, OH @ Natalie’s
Tue. July 30 - Nashville, TN @ Row One
Wed. July 31 - Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory
Fri. Aug. 2 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Sat. Aug. 3 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Sun. Aug. 4 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Wed. Aug. 7 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Fri. Aug. 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

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