Artists name/Band: Hannyta
Music Genre : Pop
Other Genres: EDM, Country
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I am Hannyta, I am a young aspiring musician, singer and songwriter currently based in the UK. I grew up in the Scottish Highlands from a young age and all through the school years I loved all things art. I tried drama, played the flute and the piano, learned singing, drawing, artistic roller skating, ballet and modern dance. Music is definitely my real passion of all artistic influences I have so far had. I am only seventeen so all I am doing is still largely just aspiration but I would love to be a professional musician! I think I can boldly say I have been very lucky to be able to work with some very experienced musicians early on. My piano teacher who also taught me singing was a very highly trained singer and vocal coach. He gave me the initial inspiration to become an artist, from singing Disney songs and musicals we slowly ventured into pop music and country music as I grew older. Soon enough, at the age of fourteen, I was invited for my first live performance… Well, sort of… it was a friend’s wedding, where strangely enough I came to embrace the performing artist in me very easily. I loved every minute of the whole experience. I was sixteen years old when I posted a piano medley and a few home recorded covers on YouTube which helped me get discovered by a local producer who invited me for an audition. Since then I have been working together with him on several projects. We published four covers and my first original electric pop song, Wildflower, was just released on 22nd October by the Italian record label PA74 Music. Some of my music influences are Avicii, Birdy, Adele, Sia, Mike Oldfield, The Weeknd and Shania Twain as country pop is perhaps closest to my heart right now. I would love to experiment a bit with EDM later on. I also love retro disco and remixes of all classics no matter how old and especially the 80’s vibes. For folk music I Love Skipinnish and Ritchie Blackmore’s band Blackmore’s Night. My next release will be a funky pop song and I am also working on more covers and originals for a planned EP that could come out early next year.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
I don’t think I can give you a very specific classification of my music yet. I am a very young artist with very little experience overall. I love experimenting with different styles, my main genre being electropop, a variant of electronic dance music and synth-pop. I love other genres and I want to incorporate some other styles into my songs especially country and a bit of rock.
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
No, there is no real story. Hannyta is a nickname for Hanna that my mom gave me. My family call me Hannyta a lot! And I love it when you call me señorita!
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Some of my music influences are Avicii, Birdy, Adele, Sia, Mike Oldfield, The Weeknd and Shania Twain as country pop is perhaps closest to my heart right now. I would love to experiment a bit with EDM later on. I also love retro disco and remixes of all classics no matter how old and especially the 80’s vibes. For folk music I Love Skipinnish and Ritchie Blackmore’s band Blackmore’s Night.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
For the rest of the year I will be focusing on four more songs to release as I am building up to a full album or EP as early as next spring. Most of these songs will have video clips as well so there is a lot of work involved. These new songs will be venturing into new genres like one adding a bit of EDM and also two country pop tunes. I have just written a new song as well called New Life and I am in the process of recording the vocals.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
I would like to be as good as one can be! A professional musician, of course! I am learning from very experienced musicians like my producer, piano teacher and vocal coach.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
A lot of my songs are very technical so you would know how difficult they are to sing if you were a singer but a vocal booth works wonders… My favorite to sing publicly or live is Make It To The Night, which is perfectly in my voice range.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
It is definitely Covid! It has stopped my progress in so many ways I am sad to even mention it.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
I love writing music with others. I think it releases a lot of creativity and you can use real talent so you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. My favorite lyrics writer is my dad and my producer I work with is my biggest inspiration so far. He teaches me mixing and all the tech stuff and he masters all the songs.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
I am trying to be on all major platforms but I think it is a bit challenging and perhaps overrated as it takes a lot of effort while the money they take to promote your music is hardly worth it. For me, radio advertisements and international charting have worked far better.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Obviously, the big names in the taste making scene like Avicii, David Guetta, Ed Sheeran, ColdPlay and all the major DJs with all their collabs! Are any of you guys reading this?
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I grew up in the Scottish Highlands from a young age and all through the school years I loved all things art. I tried drama, played the flute and the piano, learned singing, drawing, artistic roller skating, ballet and modern dance. But music is definitely my real passion of all artistic influences I have so far had. I am only seventeen so all I am doing is still largely just aspiration but I would love to be a professional musician one day!
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
There is a lot you can do yourself to get your music heard. The most expensive solution is not always the best one. The internet is changing the music industry so be brave and always search for new opportunities! You can be a self-made musician a lot easier today than even a few years ago.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
I would personally look beyond money and look for art in its purest form. Except if I were in the commercial music business, that is… lol.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
I believe in fairness so I regard originality as a must for any self-respecting artist. Today in the music scene real success requires not only a unique sound and relatable lyrics but loads of work as well. Do your homework, check those databases and be original!