Stuff we’re digging: Harry Hannah’s latest single, ‘Alberta’
Canadian folk-roots rocker Harry Hannah makes a stop in “Alberta” for his striking latest single.
Landing ahead of his forthcoming EP, The Wild Side, “Alberta” serves as a prime example of the Cobourg, ON artist’s adventurous and multi-faceted songwriting style.
“I like to be very visual with my writing,” Harry said. “It helps me submerse into the artistic universe. I don’t know if it always comes across, but there’s usually a specific scene or setting that goes along with the timeline of the story in my songs.
“I also try to connect those scenes when I’m writing a full project,” he continued, “but it’s up to the listener to interpret the song or message their own way. I want them to take what they want from it.
“That being said, I really enjoy when a song is so vivid, you can see it, like a painting in your head; it makes it tough to ignore what the artist has to say.”
Harry Hannah first broke onto the scene with a series of original demo tracks just last year. Since then, he has played and written with the likes of Steve O’Connor (Blue Rodeo), John Switzer, Gary Craig, Barry Haggarty, Steve Briggs and Murray Foster (Great Big Sea).