Huge congratulations to Nashville based artist Hannah May Allison on the fantastic reception to her first single release of 2020, “Not Your Girl” which we told you about a couple of months back (https://www.bellesandgals.com/2020/07/13/hannah-may-allison-not-your-girl/). Not only getting almost 11 thousand streams on Spotify and over 22 thousand plays on Apple Music but has also been on the Spotify editorial playlist, “Young Music City”, for the past month.At the time we indicated that Hannah had more new music in store for us this year, and we are happy to tell you about another single from this talented Californian native, “Teenage Heartbeat” which she will be releasing this Friday, 28th August.
It is another great example of how Hannah’s music cleverly blends traditional country undertones and influences with a more modern day pop production, something her producer Zachary Manno has achieved so well once again on this mid tempo track. An all female write by Hannah and fellow singer/songwriters Korri Ryan and Casey Cattie, it is about missing the rush of first love, that feeling of the heart flipping and being knocked off your feet, and I am confident that it will no doubt strike a note (no pun intended!) with anyone who can remember those heady and innocent teenage days!
Starting off with a simple but effective chord accompaniment on the keys (which continues very effectively through the song) together with finger snaps, the track builds after the first verse to include drums and some great picking on what I think is the mandolin. Hannah’s impressive vocals rise above the backing throughout, soaring strongly as the song progress as she sings emotionally about wanting to recreate the feelings she misses, and reminiscing about carving names into trees, sneaking around and making out on the back seat in the chorus. I really like her backing vocals on this song too which are particularly effective in the bridge, where they add extra commentary to the main lyrical content… ”I want to make it go full speed (so fast, can’t breathe)”. Things come back down both vocally and accompaniment-wise for the final few bars, the song ending as it began with a wistful air.
Another very strong release from Hannah May Allison, an artist who’s future is looking very bright indeed.
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