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Upcoming Album: Hollow Glow
Even if you’ve never heard of Hannah Telle before, you’ve definitely heard her.
Telle is a multi-faceted artist that is best known (so far) for the voice of the introverted and witty Maxine (Max) Caulfield in the critically-acclaimed game Life Is Strange. But now, Telle is stepping out of her virtual persona into her own distinct music career. Telle’s first album Hollow Glow is about to release, and here’s some thoughts about the indie artist’s first compilation of songs:
Similar to another artist we spotlighted here at Quail Bell (bitter’s kiss), the sense of hopeful melancholy is present in Telle’s storytelling method. Telle uses simple acoustics for an eerily peaceful sound throughout the album. The title track and released single “Hollow Glow” has elegant echoes that sounds like her voice is really singing into something hollow, but showcases enough light sounds to give us the “glow” the “Hollow Glow.”
A notable track is “Hurricanes,” which sounds like an indie ballad mix with hints of jazz and rock. While the track is beautiful, Telle’s voice is greatly muffled by the instrumentals like the other tracks, a frustrating find when the vocals beg to be louder. The album has an echoey sound, possibly to merge Telle’s voice with the instrumentals for a unique sound, but perhaps takes too much away from her singing talents. The album stills draws you near, the listener leaning in to hear what secrets she shares with us.
The album is available tomorrow, September 21st, on Bandcamp (purposely on Max Caulfield’s own birthday? That’s pretty cool). Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and on Facebook.