We had the good fortune of connecting with Hannah Mundine and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Hannah, let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I would say that I am most inspired by the different individuals in my life. Whether that be my romantic relationships, friendships, or my relationships with my family members. I find that I am consistently writing about the dynamics of these relationships and how they have affected me and changed how I view different aspects of life. In my more recent music, I have written a lot about romantic relationships, and have really honed into the way these relationships have made me view life and love as a whole. Overall, I am most inspired by my past and present relationships and I enjoy being able to share a lesson or memory in each of the songs I write.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Graduating with a Commercial Music (Production and Engineering) degree from Point Loma Nazarene University I was able to discover and explore the sound of music I wanted to create and put out into the world. With the help of professors and classmates, I was able to be in the recording studio throughout the school year while actively learning the ins and out’s of the recording studio, production, and engineering. I got to dive into different subjects such as arranging, audio engineering, the history of pop, and so much more. I believe that all of these things have allowed me to gain a deeper appreciation for music and the process of a song becoming what it is when a listener hears it. It definitely has not been an easy route to be where I am today, and I feel that I am still discovering my “sound” and what I want the world to hear and think of when they hear my name. I think The true beauty of music for the industry as a whole, and for each individual artist is that it is always evolving and changing into new things. This is what challenges me to try new things and my education has helped me to do so too. I also think it is so important to surround yourself with individuals who push you to try new things, and I am so grateful that I get to work with such amazing individuals on my music. My three dear friends Danny, Jordan, and Malia are consistently bouncing around ideas with me and it is such an honor and privilege to get to work with them to create the words and music that you hear from me today. When I think of how I want to be known, I hope and strive for my music to be a reflection of who I am as an individual which is honest and reminiscent.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Since I am new to the LA area, I am constantly trying to find new places to eat and hang out. While my recommendations are slim, I would definitely recommend for anyone to try out Tartine in Silverlake for a coffee and their lemon tart. I’d also recommend the breakfast burrito with bacon from Cafe Los Feliz on Hillhurst!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to my siblings: Jessica, Sarah, and Nathan. They have supported and encouraged me to pursue and create music consistently throughout the years, and continue to be my biggest supporters today.

Website: https://hyperfollow.com/hannahmundine/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hannahmundine/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjWd75ODQ4F7Rwms4WQHKg

Image Credits
Photographers: Melanie Robertson, Darby Williams, and Maddie Leighty Cover Art: Darby Williams

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