Cinematic singer-songwriter Hannah Schneider will be sharing the video for her latest single, ‘We’ll Be The Only Sound In The World’, which was released on the 5th of November. The single is the first to be shared from her upcoming album Ocean Letters which will be released in September 2022 via Midnight Confessions. The singer is one half of the celebrated duo AyOwA who have received significant international support from the likes of Huffington Post, The Independent, VICE, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH Magazine and Wonderland Magazine as well as airplay from both BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC Radio 6’s 6mix with Nemone. Independently, Hannah Schneider has been nominated for several music prizes in Denmark and has performed all over Europe, the UK and the USA and received support from Son Of Marketing amongst other well-known publications.
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. Her atmospheric sound has also recently appeared in the international nordic TV series Ride Upon the Storm. Constantly evolving, Schneider makes up part of the performance duo Philip | Schneider with fellow labelmate Josephine Philip.
As a daughter to two classical musicians, Hannah Schneider finds inspiration in a wide variety of artists including Hania Rani, Beach House, Satie, Björk, Serge Gainsbourg and Debussy. The singer’s unique melancholic nordic sound calls to mind the likes of Ólafur Arnalds, Sigur Rós and The Cinematic Orchestra.
If the ocean could tell the tale of all it has witnessed, how do you think it would speak? Would it roar mightly at humanity or provide a gentle caressing breath of understanding mixed with sorrow? In her latest video, Hannah Schneider amplifies the stillness found within the mind and introduces it to luscious imagery. ‘We Will Be The Only Sound In The World’ is poetry in movement as both the visual and audio come together to create a magnum opus.
Director Tine Reingaard tells us about the creation of the video: “I would describe the film as an exploration of the yearning for human and planetary flourishing. On one hand, the film shows a naive attempt to reconnect with nature. On the other hand, it depicts a humble gesture of sincere respect. Listening for a new kind of answer. A poetic calling, acknowledging the limits of the human intellect.”
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