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Unapologetically formidable yet easy going.  Self-assured yet humble. The adventurous and ambitious singer/songwriter Hanssøn traded the sun and ease of the Australian coast for the intensity and opportunity of New York City.  She is an artist who infuses her songs with a beautiful rawness, deep connection and quiet nostalgia. Strong, tenacious, fierce and chill.  She is Hanssøn.

She would spend her youth on the East Coast of Australia wearing out her Michael Jackson cassette tapes and flipping her dad’s Sex Pistols and Johnny Cash records; creating her own world of musical inspiration away from the male-centric surf culture of 1980s Australia. “I had a walkman and was pretty introverted growing up in a huge family...I always had my headphones on with family trips or when our grandparents would take us out with Michael Jackson on repeat.”

But it was her midnight binging of Rage (Australia’s version of MTV) where she fell in love with bold Australian female artists like The Divynls, Tina Arena and Kylie Minogue who paved the way for her to pursue her dream of writing her own music. “I always played music and wrote poems and songs, I played in the school band and bought a keyboard with birthday money when I was like 9? I’d plug in headphones and I’d sit for hours just playing and figuring out songs that I’d heard...”

Hanssøn’s modern female influences include Sia, Janelle Monáe, Kimbra, Lilly Allen, and of course Beyonce. “I just feel like sometimes I’m fighting preconceived ideas about what being a woman is, growing up the way we did and when we did. So seeing women completely be in charge of their career and have that kind of power and even confidence to pursue what they want is inspiring.” Like these artists, Tamara’s willingness for exposition is refreshing and necessary and draws on her own experiences of love, loss and the human condition to authentically connect to her audience.

Hanssøn has spent the last several years cultivating her craft and carving out a welcomed niche in the New York music scene and will be releasing her EP Colours of the Fall late 2018.

 
 
 
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ALWAYS HIGH 4/27/18

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Hanssøn's debut release "Always High" delivers waves of dream pop vibes with subtle 90s synth stylings. The song showcases a backdrop of reverie led by clear vocals and explores a romance disillusioned by a disconnected lover who prefers getting high; Hanssøn cleverly disguises the lyrics in a dreamlike melody.

"Always High" is a very promising start for the New York-based indie singer-songwriter. 


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Ego is firmly rooted in Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of the ego, the id and the superego ⎯⎯ interactive agents of mental perceptions and capacity. Initially, the ego examined the reality principle, a mechanism mediating between the id and reality, tempering expectations rather than succumbing to emotional triggers. With time, the definition has evolved quite significantly, while continuing to be grounded in Freud’s studies. Today, it signifies someone’s drunken relationship with themselves, resulting in distortion of the real world and relationships and entangling them in some cosmic fantasy. Alternative pop singer-songwriter Hanssøn delivers the receipts on a  former lover who buckled to self-centered enslavement. “Always High” employs addiction as a gateway to selfishness and its aftereffects.


You’ve heard of Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High),” now get ready for Hanssøn’s “Always High,” essentially the same song in reverse. Where our Swedish sweetheart was self-medicating in the bathroom on her breakout hit, this new NYC-via-Australia pop singer is rolling her eyes at her self-centered love interest over some retro pop beats. Hanssøn describes the track as “wanting to love someone who is too consumed with themselves to love you back. They’re ‘high’ on themselves, ego-tripping, just on a different wave length, it’s not really about drugs, but more missing that connection, or seeing that they’re disconnected with what’s going on around them.” It’s the first glimpse at her forthcoming EP Colours of the Fall, due out this August, and since the song’s all about fuckboys testing your patience, you know Hanssøn not about to waste four minutes and 17 seconds of your life.


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New York-based singer-songwriter, Hanssøn, has shared a new video for her single, “Always High” and announced the release of her upcoming EP, Colours of The Fall. Hanssøn describes the song as “wanting to love someone who is too consumed with themselves to love you back. They’re “high” on themselves, ego-tripping, just on a different wave length, it’s not really about drugs, but more missing that connection, or seeing that they’re disconnected with what’s going on around them.” “Always High” is the first single off the upcoming EP which is slated to drop later this summer.


New York based singer-songwriter, Hanssøn, has shared a new video for her single, “Always High” as well as announced the release of her upcoming EP, Colours of The Fall. Hanssøn describes the song as “wanting to love someone who is too consumed with themselves to love you back. They’re “high” on themselves, ego-tripping, just on a different wave length, it’s not really about drugs, but more missing that connection, or seeing that they’re disconnected with what’s going on around them.” “Always High” is the first single off the upcoming EP which is slated to drop later this summer.


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HANSSØN is an exciting indie pop singer/songwriter on the rise. The future chart star originally hails from Australia and is now based in New York City. Her musical influces come from a range of artists including the likes of Michael Jackson, Sia, Janelle Monáe, Lilly Allen, Kimbra, and Beyonce to name a few.

Her new single ‘Always High‘ is a melancholy pop infused track and is lifted off her eagerly anticipated new EP ‘Colours Of The Fall’ which is set to drop this Summer. HANSSØN says her latest release is about “wanting to love someone who is too consumed with themselves to love you back. They’re “high” on themselves, ego-tripping, just on a different wave length, it’s not really about drugs, but more missing that connection, or seeing that they’re disconnected with what’s going on around them.”  


 
 
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