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NEW NOISE: HANA2K

On making music to make you jump around… or cry.

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Dividing her time between Cardiff and London, HANA2K – or Hana Evans as she’s also known – is about to conquer the pop world. Still only 18 years old, her songwriting and producing skills are seeing her quite rightfully making her name and establishing herself as one to watch out for, even though she’s only got a handful of songs out.

Creating sparkling electro-pop perfection, this is just the beginning for Hana and we’re all totally ready to be transported to, what she calls, “Planet 2K”. To give us the lowdown on what we can expect in the future, we caught up with HANA2K to chat boys, bops and miming songs into your hairbrush (we’ve all done it, don’t lie).

What’s your first memory of music?

Copying the dance routines of High School Musical and pretending to be Gabrielle with a hair brush.

When did you decide to give it a go yourself?

When I sang in a barn for an open mic night in West Wales, and I rapped Tinie Tempah’s “Written In The Stars”. I’m sad to say the rap career started and ended that day.

You were being hyped by record labels at a super young age, how did this effect you?

I think because of how young I was I didn’t realise what it all meant, my only concern being, I wanted to write songs and develop myself as an artist. I think it’s made me realise what my true aspiration is, and that’s to make music (especially about boys who get on my nerves).

How did it effect you when you split from your label at 15?

I didn’t sign to a label at the time, but I was so lucky to get so much support from them with sessions and opportunities to collaborate, I made connections then that I still get support from.

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(RIGHT) Jacket and skirt URBAN OUTFITTERS, shoes NEW BALANCE, socks stylist’s own

Jumper POUSTOVIT, trousers URBAN OUTFITTERS
Jacket and skirt URBAN OUTFITTERS, shoes NEW BALANCE, socks stylist’s own

What would you say is your “sound”?

Pink pop.

Who would you say are your main influences?

My friends, boys and all the music around me, it’s just one big pot of crazy ingredients. For sure I’m a massive geek when it comes to music, so for me it would be the names of songwriters and producers that I would find listed on the back of billboard hits, like Max Martin and Invisible Men, I used to research the writers and producers more than the artists!

What makes you different from other pop acts around at the moment?

I have my own HANA2K currency that you can spend on Planet2K, I also have an obsession with micro pigs and the colour pink.

Where do you draw inspiration from when writing?

Boys!

What are you working on now?

My main focus currently is writing new material, I spend most of my spare time doing this, but also I spend a lot of my time with a hairbrush trying to dance in front of the mirror. I think I found my spiritual writing home in Sweden recently on a writing trip, so I’m going to head our there again soon. Sweden is like Wales where I live, it’s friendly and creative, and music is really important it’s so cool to be there.

What do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

Either jump around or cry.

What do you have planned for this year?

Releasing a new music video of me goofing around in a space suit, and putting out more new music.

(LEFT AND RIGHT) Top TOPSHOP, shorts and boots URBAN OUTFITTERS
(CENTRE) Skirt URBAN OUTFITTERS, shoes NEW BALANCE, jacket stylist’s own

(LEFT AND RIGHT) Top TOPSHOP, shorts and boots URBAN OUTFITTERS
Skirt URBAN OUTFITTERS, shoes NEW BALANCE, jacket stylist’s own

Jacket and skirt URBAN OUTFITTERS, shoes NEW BALANCE, socks stylist’s own

Jacket and skirt URBAN OUTFITTERS, shoes NEW BALANCE, socks stylist’s own
Photography
Mikayla Miller
Fashion
Jessica Gardener
Hair
Kei Takano
Makeup
Phebe Wu
NEW NOISE: HANA2K

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