Armed with a powerful voice that makes her sound at least twice her age, 17-year-old newcomer Hannah Gill has already earned comparisons to the likes of Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine) and Lana Del Rey. It only takes a single spin of latest EP to “I Feel Awake” to see that those comparisons are more than justified.
The Maryland native impresses at every turn on the four-track, 16 minute release and mesmerizes on the title track, “Love and Glory” and “Evergreen.” After several spins of the too-short record, I turned to the Internet to hear more from Gill.
Among many other Gill performances, there’s a ridiculously awesome cover of Hozier’s “Take Me Church” circulating at http://bit.ly/1sbbgF8 that comes close to exceeding the original. Make sure to check it out. This kid is the real deal. (Jeffrey Sisk)