Thursday, June 23, 2016

Spotlight on Hannah Elizabeth (@hannahemusic)

Los Angeles, CA Hannah Elizabeth is joining the ranks of female musical powerhouses such as Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, and even “The Queen,” Beyoncé with her latest single, “Grey.” The Michigan native has had a lifelong relationship with songwriting and performing, but honed her craft as an English major at the University of Michigan. Hannah Elizabeth’s musical aspirations came to fruition with the guidance of producer, Fred “Blaze” Crawford (Owner of The Artist Refinery) and The Artist Refinery team. Says Hannah Elizabeth, “They brought out the songwriting in me and shaped my image. They were all hands in. I don’t know if I could be where I am without them, and they feel like family.”

While Hannah Elizabeth’s success is due in part to her team, there’s no denying her raw, unfettered talent. Soft soprano verses are accompanied by powerful, belting choruses. It’s almost as if Hannah Elizabeth reaches through the radio and into the soul of the listener, her lyrics teeming with emotion.

Her latest project, a song titled “Grey,” is what she calls “the most near and dear” to her. “It’s really heavy, it’s a powerful ballad,” says Hannah Elizabeth. The song is about a relationship that is stuck in between phases. Two people are in love, but one party is afraid to take the leap. What originated as a journal entry in the artist’s diary became the inspiration for the lyrics. It’s not irregular for Hannah Elizabeth to draw power from her personal musings and experiences, often taking pen to paper the second a wave of emotions hits. “A lot of my music comes from a darker place; If I’m feeling sad or heartbroken, my outlet is my writing.”

Hannah Elizabeth’s ultimate goal is to reach as many people as possible with her music, but expands far beyond her own success. The artist feels compelled to help destroy the stigmas associated with body image and mental illness. “If there’s something I can do to make the subject less daunting, I want to empower women and be a part of that.”

Hannah Elizabeth is brave, composed, and refreshingly uninhibited, which makes her music relatable and honest – and “Grey” a must listen in 2016.

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