Nordic singer-songwriter Hannah Schneider has released ‘We’ll Be The Only Sound In The World’ from her upcoming album Ocean Letters which will be released in September 2022 via Midnight Confessions.
The aquatically themed offering is inspired by Danish poet Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen, and is narrated from the point of view of a conch shell. The track is stripped down and uncluttered, leaving room for the listener to truly appreciate her stunning, idiosyncratic voice.
She gives insight into the track’s origins “This is the first single from my forthcoming album ‘Ocean Letters’ – an album that is thematically inspired by Danish poet Siri Ranva Hjelm Jacobsen and her little book of the same name, that talks about the evolution of the world as it is seen by the ocean. This song is written from the perspective of a conch shell, telling its stories of the grains of sand and the waves that indented it, playing with the fact that seashells actually are a kind of amplifier of ambient noise.”
Written during the lockdown, when the world came to a standstill, the track is a tranquil masterpiece from a songwriter quietly chronicling the days of a silent empire. She explains further: “The song was written during a lockdown in Denmark this January, and it reflects the feeling of pandemic stillness – the lack of aeroplanes in the sky, and traffic sounds that usually create eternal background noise.”
‘We’ll Be The Only Sound In The World’ features on the Spotify playlist CHILL_GROUND.fm
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