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Hanna Benn – “Light Body”

Atlanta singer and composer Hanna Benn has collaborated with darkly tinged modern electronic pop artists like Son Lux and Boots, but her own music is another thing entirely. She channels her background in gospel and choral music into multi-disciplinary work that spans dance, opera, and theater. Thus, if you’re into Björk, Anna Meredith, or Dirty Projectors, you might dig her expansive and ethereal new song “Light Body.”

Over rich gospel keyboards, classical harp spirals, and a hypnotic flicker of electronic noise, a unified army of voices seem to beam down from heaven in service of Benn’s compelling vision. It sounds both otherworldly an unmistakably human, bathing deeply felt earthbound sensations in a blinding celestial glow.

“Light Body” is from Benn’s imminent DIVIDE EP, which also spun off a previous single called “Unfasten.” Check out both tracks below.

Tracklist:

01 “A Guest House”
02 “Light Body”
03 “Divide (Sing, Persist)”
04 “Unfasten”

Benn has a lot of tour dates coming up. All of these are with Son Lux, and Sinkane will also join for the North American run:

02/12 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
02/13 – Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
02/14 – Zurich, CH @ Mascotte
02/15 – Brussels, BE @ Epicerie Moderne
02/16 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
02/17 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
02/18 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
02/19 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale
02/20 – London, UK @ Scala
02/22 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
02/23 – Hamburg, DE @ Gruenspan
02/24 – Berlin, DE: @ Lido
02/25 – Cologne, DE @ G9
02/26 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
02/27 – Warsaw, PL @ Niebo / Palladium
02/28 – Prague, CZ @ MeetFactory
03/01 – Vienna AT @ Arena
03/02 – Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
03/21 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
03/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
03/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
03/24 – Cambridge, MA @The Sinclair
03/26 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
03/27 – Toronto, ON @The Great Hall
03/29 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

DIVIDE is out 1/19 on This Is Meru.

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