Hannah Rose Kessler Releases New Single “A Thousand Cuts”
Out Now via Reckless Yes
Following on from recent single‘Come Feel Me’ Hannah Rose Kessler announces the release of follow up ‘A Thousand Cuts’ ahead of EP ‘My Thoughts On The Apocalypse’. The single was released digitally on Friday 5th March, whilst the EP is set to follow digitally and on limited edition CD on 19 March 2021.
About the single Kessler said, “This song takes inspiration from the ancient torture method of “a thousand cuts”, by which the victim is killed through the excessive number of small lacerations, which on their own wouldn’t be fatal, but with the others, subject the victim to a slow and agonising death.
“The song took shape after a summer particularly filled with sexual harassment. I was followed out of a coffee shop by a man who “just wanted to tell me I was beautiful”, an Uber driver asked how much I would charge him for sex, then when the chef at work tried to kiss me while my hands were full of stupid miniature doughnuts, I broke down.
“They couldn’t understand why: He was only joking! He didn’t mean to upset you. I couldn’t explain it either. It wasn’t until later that I realised, every time someone does that low-level ‘I was only paying you a compliment’ harassment, it leaves a mark. And eventually, you’ve got so many of those marks, you cry into doughnuts.
“I wanted to make the song’s bassline sound almost like the sexy thumping music at the cliche strip clubs in films, where dodgy, suited men make deals, while girls spin around poles in the background like props. I basically wanted to make a song that would sound like something horny men would like, but then once they’re listening, tell them what they have done to me and many others with their ‘harmless’ comments.”
This punching beat initiates the ensembles route and instantly resonates in this impressive landscape that already emits this substantial size before the raw lyrics of Hannah come into the mix and ultimately transfix your attention. Alongside the elongated notes that add this darker value to the single. This is a brutal composition, the instrumentation delivers this destructive feel whilst Hannah’s immediate vocal delivery offers up this lyrical adventure enriched with this open and honest essence.
Hannah’s role within this instrumentation is to make the audience face reality, adapting various samples into the damning lyrical course. Politically charged to showcase the world we are sadly in right now, this track breaks boundaries and challenges life. The entire arrangement is nothing short of striking, a sensitive matter with a direct commitment. Hannah is a fearless artist and offering an absolute essential exploration.