Introducing HANNIE Debut Single ‘Cosmic Bound’ Out Now
HANNIE, the songwriting duo of multi-instrumentalists Hannah Koppenburg and Annie Wagstaff release their debut single ‘Cosmic Bound’ today.
Listen to ‘Cosmic Bound’ HERE
‘Cosmic Bound’, featuring newcomer Carys Selvey on vocals, is a little gem pairing funk driven guitars and keys with pure pop melodies and showcases the girls’ ability to write a mean tune. Much like recent acts Disclosure and Clean Bandit, HANNIE write and co-produce their own tracks, handpicking different vocalists to collaborate with for each track.
Forming HANNIE in 2017, Hannah and Annie initially met at ACM University in Guildford, the only girls swimming in a male dominated sea of aspiring guitarists and keyboard players. Hannah, originally from South Germany plays keys and Annie, born in Surrey, guitar and it didn’t take them long to connect musically – going on to play in various bands before eventually forming HANNIE last year.
‘We’ve been doing these online videos for a while and it’s really exciting for us to have our own track out’ says Annie ‘It’s been a totally different experience from playing for other people and we love it!’ Following a stint of session work with other acts the pair moved to East London, turned their living room into a studio and have been writing prolifically ever since.
Within a year HANNIE have gone from putting up online videos filmed in their living room, to having over 160,000 followers, keenly awaiting their next move.
Their view is simple:
“Your gender should never get in the way of doing what you love and working hard. It’s weird but there doesn’t seem to be anyone doing what we are doing, which we find really exciting. We want to be a step towards putting more girls, as musicians, in the music industry. This is the most fun we’ve ever had, and can’t wait to share these tunes with everyone.”