Hannah Lou Clark – Silent Type

There’s a nervous, raw intensity to Hannah Lou Clark‘s debut EP title track Silent Type, published in November following the dissolution of her previous project, Foe, a couple of years ago. The song refers to the silent worship that she observed while living above a Quaker meeting house, and it’s also an investigation into the restlessness of sound and the power of its absence. The track starts with an anxious and tattered bass line, stabbing guitars and builds beautifully with its vigorous yet confessional vocals: “I prefer to remain unspoken, silent, strong“.

Hannah’s leading musical influence can be traced in the work of personal hero PJ Harvey, and she does nothing to conceal it. Her brilliance also shines in the other two tracks on the EP, Kids In The Heat and My Game, in a debut that feels more than promising.

Listen below.