Here at ICMP we are proud to support our community and always look forward to sharing their successes.
Every Tuesday we source the best new releases from our students, alumni and tutors and make them #ICMPSpotlight of the week.
This time we've chosen to shine a light on honeyfreckle aka Sanna Hansson, Cert HE Songwriting alumna.
ICMP SPOTLIGHT: 19TH NOVEMBER
'LOVE ME NOT' BY HONEYFRECKLE
honeyfreckle, one of our Cert HE Songwriting alumni, writes music that "makes you want to put glitter on your cheeks and dance like nobody's watching". Sanna, who grew up in a small village in the south of Sweden, told us she 'started' her music career when she was only three, when she was given her first microphone made out of a toilet roll, aluminum foil and a curly telephone cord.
Sanna wrote her first song at the age of 9. Throughout her teenage years, she's joined different bands and played a bit of everything, from acoustic folk to cabaret pop. Eventually, she found her 'music home' with the honeyfreckle project. Her music is influenced by artists such as NIMMO, Alphabeat, Carly Rae Jepsen, CHVRCHES and M83.
Sanna told us that for this track she "started to think about the 'he loves me, he loves me not' imagery. There is something interesting about imagining love being a rigged game. It can lure you into false security, when in reality, it is really easy to mess with the outcome". The song 'Love Me Not' talks about losing someone you thought loved you, but was actually never yours to begin with.
The year I spent at ICMP was amazing. I grew so much as a songwriter."
The release is paired with a captivating music video, created in collaboration with visual artists Simon Roth Kalla and Rebecka Wallentin.
Follow our Spotlight 2019 Spotify playlist, and listen to the newest releases by ICMP students and alumni, including 'Love Me Not', the debut single by honeyfreckle.
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