Hannah In The Wars is the new project of London based kiwi, Hannah Curwood and the result of working alongside Roger O'Donnell of The Cure and a handpicked group of musicians.
Sweet Release opens with dark voluptuous strings, subtle rhythmic guitar and staccato piano as Curwood's crystalline emotive vocals pierce the sensual soundscape, the song building to it's crescendo.
"Sweet Release is a bittersweet little love song I suppose." says Curwood. "It deals with the pain of leaving something you love behind, letting go of a past version of yourself to allow and realise positive growth and change. The character in the song hasn’t necessarily realised yet that is what she must do and so her conflict comes across….but that is definitely where she is headed."
Like Sweet Release, Hannah In The Wars' self-titled debut album (out April 17th) showcases a collection of lyrically robust emotional narratives. Curwood’s distinctive and powerful vocals are accompanied by Telecaster, piano, synth, delicate string arrangements and the brooding pulse of orchestral percussion.
Hannah will be touring New Zealand in April with Luckless and Will Wood.
Hannah In The Wars Tour Dates:
Sat April 18th - Auckland, The Wine Cellar
Sun April 19 - Rotorua, Rogue Stage
Wed April 22 - Wellington, Moon 1
Thurs April 23 - Picton, Le Cafe
Fri April 24 - Nelson, The Playhouse
Sun April 26 - Lyttelton, Wunderbar
Tues April 28 - Queenstown, The Sherwood
Wed April 29 - Wanaka, Gin & Raspberry
Thurs April 30 - Invercargill, The Cheeky Llama
Fri May 1 - Dunedin, Taste Merchants
Hannah In The Wars on Soundcloud