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“From whispery to powerhouse, Barakat exhibits vocal prowess, holding the song selection together with skilled delivery. Pop influences poke through with songs like “Let Go” and “Leave Your Light On.” Middle Eastern musings set the stage for “Cycle.” The masterfully intricate vocal elements on the final track “Wanting to Go Home” are delicious. All are underlined by a hard rock and metal sensibility.”
Austin-based hard rock artist Hanna Barakat debuts her new album, Siren, on August 16, but lucky for us, we can hear it right now! In it she deftly weaves hard rock energy with Middle Eastern scales and vocal acrobatics. An amalgam of genres and vocal style, Barakat isn't afraid to go where she thinks the [...]
“An amalgam of genres and vocal style, Barakat isn’t afraid to go where she thinks the music should take her.”
“With the album mixed by Martin Nessi (Michael Jackson estate, Ariana Grande, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Ricky Martin, Kelly Clarkson) and mastered by Ted Jansen of Sterling Sound (Disturbed, Evanescence, Three Days Grace, Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, Pat Metheny), it’s quite easy to see how Barakat’s beautiful vocals are able to be woven so superbly into a heavy track. “Wildfire” is nicely balanced and is definitely an ear-worm, with a strong chorus that sets you aflame with passion. With both feel good lyrics and triumphant instrumentals, I highly recommend checking out “Wildfire” on her latest album Siren.”
TODO Austin: Please tell us about your background and family history; your upbringing and how you fell into a music path I have to say, my upbringing was most definitely unconventional. My mother is from Oklahoma and my father is from Lebanon. I happened to be born in Dallas, TX.
About the Author Leah Brungardt (recently married) joined All Access Music Group in August 2011 and has been enjoying getting to know a new side of the music industry ever since. Having worked to promote radio stations in the past, seeing what makes a successful radio hit has been a thrill.
LOCAL RELATEDParticle Kid, "Window Rock" (Oar). Micah Nelson chose this alias for his music after mis-hearing his father Willie referring to him as the "prodigal kid." It seems fitting, as musically Micah is the one who's definitely strayed furthest afield from the family's deep roots in country and Americana.