Hana Piranha’s latest single, ‘Lorelei’, is a force to be reckoned with, delivering a raw, sultry, and sometimes aggressive alternative anthem. Lifted from her upcoming album ‘Wingspan’, the track serves as a powerful testament to Hana’s resilience and a poignant account of her experience in an abusive relationship. The song not only captures the pain but also offers a glimpse of the healing process, driven by the visceral vulnerability that defines Hana’s artistry. In her own words, Hana reveals the personal inspiration behind ‘Lorelei’: a dark chapter involving an abusive ex-boyfriend. The choice of the name ‘Lorelei’, a mythical mermaid associated with luring sailors to their demise, adds a revengeful undertone to the song, perfectly complemented by the decision to shoot the music video underwater.
The video, shot against the sun-soaked beaches of Cannes, may seem paradoxical given the song’s theme, but it masterfully encapsulates the emotional depth of ‘Lorelei’. It’s a testament to Hana’s willingness to push boundaries and her understanding that great music requires a willingness to venture into uncharted territory.
Listening to ‘Lorelei’ and witnessing its accompanying visuals, it’s evident where Hana Piranha’s influences lie. The track weaves in catchy synth lines reminiscent of Muse and Nine Inch Nails, intertwined with PJ Harvey-esque string arrangements and the crunching guitars characteristic of classic rock anthems. What truly stands out, however, is Hana Piranha’s distinctive voice – a mesmerizing blend of sultry purrs and soulful wails. From the opening lines to the resounding call of “LORELEI”, Hana Piranha establishes herself as a frontwoman deserving of respect and admiration. Her single ‘Lorelei’ is now available on major streaming platforms, while the highly anticipated album ‘Wingspan’ is set for release on November 17th, 2023. With Hana Piranha, anything is possible, and her musical journey promises many more intriguing twists and turns ahead.