Hannah Schneider (AyOwA) is a Danish composer and singer-songwriter. She finds inspiration in a wide variety of artists including Hania Rani, Beach House, Satie, Björk, Serge Gainsbourg and Debussy.
Born and based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Hannah Schneider has previously both lived and toured in the UK. Hannah signed to Sony Music in 2009 and subsequently released two full-length albums – a self-titled debut and Me vs I. In 2014, her third album Red Lines was released on Mermaid / Sony and UK label Lojinx.
She has announced the release of a new album called Ocean Letters which will be out on September 30th. Today we have the pleasure to share a new track called “It’s The Season”. The song was created with producer, pianist and film composer Christian Balvig, who is behind numerous soundtracks to TV series and films.
On the track, Hannah says: “The early summer in Scandinavia is such a giant peak of the year. Darkness takes hold of us during the winter with its debris, cold and Icelandic sweaters, and it seems like it is part of our Nordic mentality to give in to the whims of the seasons, always waiting for the light and brighter days. But what does it mean to us as humans that winter is constantly waiting just around the corner, and even the brightest Midsommer night passes so quickly? Sometimes we end up waiting for a summer that just never comes- and when it’s finally there, the expectations are so high, that we can only be disappointed. To me, Midsommer is a melancholic time where every feeling is exaggerated, and the beauty of it all is so breathtaking that it feels like you have to throw all your guards down and just surrender. That makes good material for song-writing!”