Hank Shares Video For “Good Guy Hard Life”
Hank is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Sara L’Abriola. At the end of last year, they released their debut EP, Call Me Hank, and today are back with a brand new single and the first new music since the EP’s release.
On “Good Guy Hard Life” Hank shares the song “Is about releasing the past shame that holds one back from loving a partner the most. I think pairing that sentiment with an upbeat pop banger let me let go of the fear and insecurities around this topic and start healing in order to love fully. I hope it helps the listener feel comfortable doing the same.”
L’Abriola has lived a fascinating life before they found Hank. The kid of a jazz pianist in New York’s rural Hudson Valley, they fell hard for swing music, especially the swiveling brilliance of Django Reinhardt. They toured the world as a swing guitarist while still a teenager before decamping to Brooklyn and enlisting as an instrumentalist with an au courant cadre of young songwriters there. First there was Samia, then Gus Dapperton, Del Water Gap, and Hippo Campus.
It was actually that last band that, after learning L’Abriola had started writing her first songs ever while off the road during the pandemic, helped convince her to take them seriously. At the start of 2022, she flew to Minneapolis to collaborate with Hippo Campus singer Jake Luppen and his partner, Raffaella Meloni, on these early tunes. (She’d already started the great group Peach Fuzz alongside Samia, Meloni and Ryann.) That trio wrote, recorded, and wrote some more, eventually finishing the core of what is now called Call Me Hank. L’Abriola had finally found space, time, and inspiration to sort through who they were and wanted to be—including long- standing ideas about gender identity—by singing through those feelings. Hank became not an endpoint but a catalyst for self-actualization. Sara, meet Hank, and so on.
Call Me Hank
1. Call Me Hank
2. All for You (Baby)
3. One True Dear
4. Your Ex, Man
5. Guilt Trip
Order Call Me Hank by Hank HERE
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