The track opens with Hannah’s vocals delicately draped over an emotive and elegiac piano, both taking turns to glide over one another in sonic bliss. The soft and passionate verses steadily build towards an eruption of emotion, a beautiful and breath-taking crescendo.
Hannah reveals, “I wrote ‘Sleepwalking’ after I had just moved to London to do music full time. I felt completely overwhelmed and swallowed up by London and felt like the reality of it was very different to the dream world in my head. I wrote it with my good friend Jessica Sharman and I guess the song is about wanting a dream to wake you up and become part of your reality. This song completes my EP ‘The Bed You Made’ and I am so proud of it and happy to have it out in the world.”
Throughout The Bed You Made, Hannah’s incredible vocal abilities take centre stage amid minimalist musicality, with stripped back and raw production echoing its lyrical content. The result is a moving and timeless collection of tracks – The Bed You Made, ‘Different Kind Of Love’ and ‘Almost’ – that ranges between the uplifting and gloriously cathartic.
Hannah combines stunning vocal abilities – capable of weaving seamlessly between the passionate soulfulness of jazz, the heartbreak and pain of blues and the sweet melodicism of pop – with a flair for emotive songwriting.
The EP was co-written with her friends and collaborators Martin Luke Brown, Gabrielle Aplin and Jessica Sharman, and its release follows her recent appearance on Sara Cox’s ITV show, which saw her stun viewers with performances of her single ‘With You’ and a stirring piano version of ‘Praise You’.
With support from both radio and TV building, 2019 looks set to be the year that catapults Hannah into mainstream awareness.
THE BED YOU MADE EP TRACKLIST
1. The Bed You Made
2. Different Kind Of Love