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1st November 2022

HAWA has shared new track 'TRADE' today, ahead of the release of her debut album HADJA BANGOURA this Friday, 4th November.

+ Stream 'TRADE' on all platforms here

HADJA BANGOURA is named for HAWA's great-grandmother who passed away last year.  Hadja's spiritual presence on the album forms a vessel for healing as HAWA crafts a letter to herself through which to work past her toxic relationships.  The album was largely written in Guinea's capital of Conakry in West Africa where HAWA spent much of her early childhood and where Hadja lived.  The songs mark an evolution in sound, centering experimental orchestral beats and HAWA's gorgeous singing voice.  The 11-track album follows 2021 single ‘Wake Up’ and 2020 EP the ONE, both of which received critical praise from NY Times, Pitchfork, The FADER, Elle, W, and more.  HADJA BANGOURA is executive produced by HAWA and Tony Seltzer with a sole feature from ascendant experimental artist Eartheater. 

+ Pre-save HADJA BANGOURA on all platforms here +

Cover art shot by Ryley Paskal and designed by Keenan MacWilliam