Hannah Sumner is an impeccable singer/ songwriter and she is currently signed to Big House Publishing. Coming all the way from Brooklyn, New York, Sumner has actually had quite the career. She may have only released her debut EP To The Almost last November, but Hannah infact made her emergence way back in 2008 when she released her 4 track collaboration with Evan Anderson. October 2008 saw her become the lead vocalist in Hannah & The Bloodlines whom released a whimsical EP called Nobody’s Fault But Mine.
Sumner has actually played sold-out shows in America at venues such as National Sawdust, Le Poisson Rouge (LPR), Webster Hall, The American Irish Historical Society, and House of Yes. Having listened to all of the material she currently has out there it is clear to see Hannah has a burning passion for singing her own music. She’s basically an indie pop enchantress who has the knack for writing sublime songs.
Her latest single comes in the form out How To Stop. This number was directed by Kevin W. Condon and director of photography Allison Anderson, the video demonstrates exquisite cinematography and graceful choreography.
Also Hannah has her very own YouTube account where she has made her own take on well known songs. My favourite has to be Sumner’s sultry jazz version of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space.
To The Almost: 22nd November 2015 saw Hannah Sumner release her debut EP. Basically it serves as the prelude to upcoming album Guesthouse. Anyhow this mini album consisted of 5 of Sumner’s original songs arranged and it was produced by Avi Gunther (Snarky Puppy, Lalah Hathaway) to critical acclaim. How To Stop opened things up and this being an epic tune which had a dash of eerie ness to it. Hannah’s vocal tones were extremely smooth and smoky. Just listening to this enchanting cut sent chills up my spine. Actually when listening I was reminded of Florence & The Machine. Get My Way was a whimsical tune aided by a spectacular vocal delivery and captivating lyrics. Listening to this cut left me completely entranced. Like How We Stop the richness of Hannah’s vocal tones reminded me of Florence Welch. Everything about this smooth cut was utter perfection, also when the drums came in you could feel the electric energy. Fallen began with some impressive finger plucking. Now this exquisite tune was a slow paced trance like cut aided by sultry vocal tones. I actually found this classy cut to be extremely blissful. Waste Time was an upbeat piano based tune which left me utterly mesmerised. It was packed with vibrant verses and what could be a chorus which had an anthem like feel to it. Hannah Sumner’s vocals for this tune were both light and fluffy. Know How then brings things to a close. This was a majestical number which left me completely enthralled. Sumner’s vocals were incredibly beautiful and on my very first listen Know How mellowed me out
Nobody’s Fault But Mine: We then roll back the years, October 2008 saw the release of the debut EP by Hannah & The Bloodlines. Actually the only way you can purchase this tremendous 4 track EP is via her Bandcamp. These 4 cuts are literally a breath of fresh air. Hello was a soulful tinged ballad and the vocals were incredibly smooth. Actually I was left in an hypnotic state when listening to this phenomenal song. Plenty of emotion flowed from Hello. Lead Me To The Light was extremely sleek, the lyrics were pristine and Sumner’s sweet like chocolate vocal tones left me in a complete daze. Zim Ba DuWei Um was one delightful track with delectable vocals and wondrous lyrics. Plenty of chilled out vibes oozed from this cut. Nobody’s Fault But Mine was a slick upbeat jam and has the slight edge when it comes to picking a favourite from this EP. Also Hannah’s out of this vocals were candy coated leaving me in a trance in the process.
Hannah & Evan: June 2008 saw Hannah’s emergence on the music scene with this excellent collaboration with Evan Anderson. Fun kicked off this EP and this being a joyous number which left me grinning till the very end. The whole stripped back nature just uplifted me. Other Things was a laid back jam and both Evan’s and Hannah’s vocals complimented one another. On my first listen the wonderful Other Things sent chills up my spine. Summer was an upbeat tune with exqusite vocals from both Anderson and Sumner. Everything about this number was on point, those mellowing lyrics had me completely hooked. I really liked the stripped back sultry soulful feel. Over brings this outstanding 4 tracker to an end and just listening to this gives me the tingles. This beautiful song details a relationship that has come to the end but the girl wants to start over again as the sparks are still there.