Singer-songwriter Hunnah has a rare gift. It’s not just her bliss-inducing voice, or her flair for crafting a catchy hook, or the way she can make a cover song her own (as she’s done again and again on the self-produced YouTube channel that first introduced her to the world). Her greatest talent is her ability to reach out through the speakers and forge an emotional bond with her listeners - a connection that feels vital, even urgent, in an age of Internet-enabled distraction.
Originally starting her musical career on YouTube, Hunnah has accumulated more than 40,000 subscribers and more than 4 million views. Since her early days on YouTube, Hannah’s fanbase has been growing by leaps and bounds, driven by listeners looking for something real from their music, not just a speedy viral buzz. The Fader got it when they called her lighter-than-air neosoul update “Think About It,” a “soul and mood cleansing” bop. She’s also making fans out of some of music’s most influential trendsetters like Cuco, who gave her the beat to her dreamy breakout single “Crush” after she heard it on his Instagram (the final track was also produced by Cuco).
Hunnah’s first EP “Show You” released in 2019, featured five richly textured tracks blending classic-soul heart and contemporary R&B sounds, while reflecting on grief, loss, and the growth that happens when you are dealing with them. Recently, Hunnah was honoured to have been awarded one of SOCAN's inaugural Black Canadian Music Awards and is currently preparing her next release.
Libby Elming & Gina Orr