Hannah Grae Announces New Mini Album “Nothing Lasts Forever”, Shares New Song “Better Now You're Gone”
British singer-songwriter Hannah Grae has announced her new mini album “Nothing Lasts Forever” will be released on March 15, 2024.
The new mini album follows up the 2023 mini album “Hell Is A Teenage Girl”, and comprises a 9-track, produced by Rob Brinkmann.
She said of the new mini album, “Nothing Lasts Forever is a body of work about my first year living away from home. I was nineteen/twenty and completely in the deep end. My life did a full 180 in the ways I had always dreamed. But I was so unhappy. I threw every single part of myself into this project, almost unhealthily. It was a huge distraction for me and I couldn't be prouder of the outcome that came from a true breakdown. The project is such a rollercoaster. It ranges from sassy and carefree songs about my first ever big breakup, to heartbreaking ballads about living my dream that suddenly felt like a nightmare. There are songs about naivety, grief, guilt, temptation, and a pretty dramatic murder mystery... There is no stone unturned on this project. I couldn't have put more of myself into it and it feels like an extension of me. It's an ode to the fever dream that was 2022, and although nothing lasts forever, my love for this body of work just might.”
- From the album, she released the fourth single called “Better Now You're Gone” on February 2, 2024.
The track was written by Hannah Grae, and Rob Brinkmann who also produced it.
Hannah Grae said of the song, “'Better Now You're Gone' is about that stage of a breakup where you're trying to convince yourself that you're better off without them. The song starts in an extremely convincing way and it's almost as if I truly believe that I'm better off. But as the song unravels, it becomes a bit clearer that maybe that's not the case at all. It's such a fun song and it's one of my favourites that I've ever written. It's full of denial and regret; my perfect idea of a breakup anthem. It feels so authentic to me and my chaotic mind and I can't wait for everyone to hear it.”
The accompanying music video was directed by Lola Webster, who created the splitscreen, which is inspired by the 2020 film “500 days of Summer”
Lola Webster told LBBOnline about the video, “The timelines depict Expectations - intoxicating, dreamlike, warm and glowy. I wanted to bring 'rose tinted glasses' to life. It had to stand apart from Reality, which in comparison feels lonely and cold. I worked with the amazing DOP, Chaimaa Ormazabal, to work out how we could make these two timelines feel distinct but cohesive. We shot Expectations on a wide lens to bring a slight dreamy distortion, and handheld it to feel more likely and dynamic. Whereas, Reality was shot on sticks with limited movement, and showing more space around Hannah to get that lonely, isolated feel.”
She continued, “I wanted to blend the cheesy visual tropes (wipe transitions, freeze frames etc) with a more gritty, contemporary lens. So we decided to shoot in an underground bar in Dalston, which was dressed to look beautifully lived-in by Art Director Eoin Greally. We wanted to show the very London-centric grimy bathroom, and capture some of the buzz of the street outside, blending some grunge with the glam which I think is very Hannah.”
- source : Apple Music