HAWA Debuts New Single “Progression”
Singer/rapper/producer HAWA has shared “Progression,” the second single off her upcoming debut album HADJA BANGOURA which drops on November 4th, via 4AD. “Progression”, which is produced by Anthoine Walters and WAVES, is a piano ballad about moving on and thriving in the wake of heartbreak.
The single opens with an intimate conversation between HAWA and longtime friend and collaborator the iconic designer Telfar Clemens. Written and directed by Alex Huggins, it sees the duo meeting for coffee to chat about her rising star ahead of a show, with a captivating solo performance on the keys by Hawa, a classically trained musician who started her career with the New York Philharmonic. “Progression” follows “Gemini,” produced by Tony Seltzer and Inef Coupe. This month, Hawa will headline show at Public Records on October 26th , followed by performances at Pitchfork Berlin and FiftyLAB in November.
Hadja Bangoura is named for HAWA’s great-grandmother who passed away last year. Hadja’s spiritual presence on the album forms a vessel for healing as HAWA crafts a letter to herself through which to work past her toxic relationships. The album was largely written in Guinea’s capital of Conakry in West Africa where HAWA spent much of her early childhood and where Hadja lived. The songs mark an evolution in sound, centering experimental orchestral beats and HAWA’s gorgeous singing voice. The 11-track album follows 2021 single “Wake Up” and 2020 EP the ONE. Hadja Bangoura is executive produced by HAWA and Tony Seltzer with a sole feature from ascendant experimental artist Eartheater.
HAWA 2022 Tour Dates
10/26 – Public Records – Brooklyn, NY
11/4 – Pitchfork Festival – Berlin, DE
11/10 – Corsica Studios – London, UK
11/16 – FiftyLAB – Brussels, BE
Pre-order HADJA BANGOURA by HAWA HERE
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