‘Witness’ is the latest single from singer and song writer Hannah Wicklund. The single is from her forthcoming album The Prize. The Prize is being released on October 13th. It will be the follow up to her 2018 debut LP- Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin Stones.
‘Witness‘ is a catchy song which is a combination of Tori Amos eqsue Piano Rock, and a tinge of country music. It’s a big, powerful song with a gorgeous fairytale like video to match. According to the press release for the song: “Witness’ is about claiming heartbreak, embracing it, and using that to heal through some of the toughest times in life. “
Hannah is also an artist and has painted the album artwork (as well as for her singles) for her upcoming album. The painting is of a castle, and the video for ‘Witness’ was filmed in the grounds of a castle in Tennessee.
‘Witness’ is a song Hannah says truly helped heal her. “Getting into your first relationship as a strong, driven, and young woman, it’s very difficult to experience someone dim your light, but even harder to recognise it,” she confesses. “Insecurities within young people play out in terrifying ways, and it’s very hard to not absorb other people’s darkness. ‘Witness’ was the awareness I found in myself that it is not my responsibility to save anyone.”
Hannah Wicklund is a creative force to be reckoned with, and if ‘Witness’ is anything to go by, The Prize will be an exciting album that I’m personally looking very much forward to.
Witness is out now via Strawberry Moon Records
HANNAH WICKLUND UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
|November 8||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Ziggo Dome|
|November 9||Paris, France||Accor Arena|
|November 12||Forest, Brussels||Forest National|
|November 14||London, UK||OVO Wembley Arena|
|November 16||Dublin, Ireland||3Arena|
|November 19||Manchester, UK||Manchester Arena|
|November 20||Glasgow, UK||OVO Hydro|
|November 21||London, UK||Camden Assembly|
|November 22||Manchester, UK||Deaf Institute|
|November 26||Frederiksberg, Copenhagen||Forum Black Box|
|November 28||Munich, Germany||Zenith|
|November 30||Bologna, Italy||Unipol Arena|
|December 3||Barcelona, Catalonia||Palau Sant Jordi (Sant Jordi Club)|
|December 4||Madrid, Spain||Wizink Center|
|December 6||Lisbon, Portugal||Campo Pequeno|
Article by Hayley Foster da Silva