June 17th, 2022 (Nashville, TN): Karine Hannah’s 80’s EP is a reimagination of timeless classics. Hannah’s versions of your favorite songs will take you by surprise and change your listening experience. Her slower versions of typically fast-paced tracks remind us to take a pause during our busy lives. The 80’s album dropped today on all streaming and download platlform. Click here listen.
“Maneater” by Daryl Hall and John Oates gets your feet stomping and your head shaking. Hannah’s version commands your attention in a different way. Her rich vocals bring a new meaning to lyrics heard a hundred times before. There is a certain rawness that Hannah possesses that cannot be found anywhere else, turning the 80’s hit into a 2022 break up ballad. At the end of the track Hannah hits an eye-widening high note that caps off the song perfectly.
Hannah’s cover of “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler absolutely delivers. Her vocals and the gentle piano accompaniment cast you into a sea of emotions that will have all your memories flashing before your eyes. Or, maybe it just makes you think of Kevin Bacon’s dance scene in Footloose in slow motion. Either way, it gets your thoughts going.
While the original version of “Owner of a Lonely Heart” has you rockin’ out, in Hannah’s piano cover you can take in the lyrics at their full value. The message of the song, which is essentially “Be yourself” is highly important. Hannah also puts her own twist on the song with her seamless harmonies that complement jazz reminiscent background beats.
All of Hannah’s covers bring a new feel to these 80’s classics. Check out her EP and revamp your playlist.