‘Follow’ is the first single to be taken from Old Hannah’s upcoming debut album ‘Borealis’. The song captures the hope, possibility and otherworldliness of falling in love, and showcases the band’s exciting new sound. The band will mark the release with a Dublin launch gig in The Grand Social on Thursday 15th March.
Old Hannah are a group of family and friends who, after years of informal collaboration, started writing and performing together in 2013. Since then they’ve released two EPs, toured extensively in Ireland, France, the UK and the US, have supported the likes of Lisa Hannigan and Sheryl Crow, amongst others.
Quite the departure from their early work, this album marks an important transition in Old Hannah’s form. It sees them expand their creativity and appeal far beyond the bounds of the Irish and North American folk and country traditions that coloured their early work. Their highly anticipated album “Borealis” is a glowing critique of what’s achievable with a strong background of traditional instrumentation, accomplished songwriting, and the will and ability to bring that foundation to a whole other place.
This time around their influences traverse pop, roots and progressive rock. Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and Leonard Coen come to mind throughout, as four deeply affecting vocalists explore themes of love and loss, light and darkness, progress and stagnation, anxiety and calm. It’s accomplished, rare, and eminently listenable.
This February, Old Hannah will travel to Kansas City to attend and perform at the 2018 Folk Alliance International Conference. The band are thrilled to be among a group of excellent Irish acts who have been invited to the largest gathering of the folk music industry and community.