Hana turns up the heat with R&B scorcher ‘Be with U’

It takes pre­cise­ly 23 sec­onds for Hana to leave you smit­ten on her song of sum­mer­time romance, ‘Be with U’.

Hail­ing from South­wark, south Lon­don, Hana sings with feath­er-light soft­ness and projects the sul­try pas­sion of Aaliyah and Astrud Gilber­to at the same time.

The Lon­nie Lis­ton Smith-sam­pling ‘Be with U’ was pro­duced by Sui­ci­dal Vil­lain, and feels per­fect for gold­en sands and cloud­less skies (“Let’s got to a place only we know / Copaca­bana, baby, Rio”).

And the producer’s irre­sistible beat was the gen­e­sis for this track, Hana told Fringe Fre­quen­cy.

“I heard it in a ses­sion and I knew straight away I had to jump on it,” she told us. “I start­ed freestyling in my room one day, and the vers­es just came. Ulti­mate­ly, I think I just want­ed to write some­thing that encap­su­lat­ed the feel­ing of being in love, and, look­ing back now, Brazil was def­i­nite­ly in the back of my mind.”

Old-school R&B, such as Musiq Soul­child, Faith Evans and Sade, are some of Hana’s inspi­ra­tions. In April, she released anoth­er head-turn­er in ‘So Long’.

You can con­nect with Hana on Twit­ter and Insta­gram. With tunes like these, we can’t wait to hear what this singer has to offer next.

Image: Char­lie Banks