A song that celebrates imperfection without tearing someone else down is an unfortunate rarity in the musical climate today, which makes Hannah Slavin’s official video for ‘I Am A Mess’ a refreshing palate cleanser. The combination of Slavin’s deep, soulful voice, and the video’s effective use of block colours, reflecting a simple but catchy melody, creates a ray of pop sunshine that is perfect for the summer.
Speaking about her debut single, Slavin says: “To be honest I was kind of tired of people (and myself at times) referring to me as a mess like it was a bad thing, because I go out and let my hair down, and drink too much. I want people to enjoy having a good time and not feel bad about not having their shit together all the time, because I certainly don’t feel bad about it. In a time and age where everyone is aiming to have this picture perfect life, where there are no bad days and you go to the gym, eat salad every day and have your whole life planned out – I just can’t relate to that in any way and I wanted to celebrate the opposite side to that. So here it is. My reality. And I’m sure a lot of other people’s reality too. I hope it makes people celebrate their ‘non-perfect life’ a bit more, because it’s pretty damn fun. If that makes me a ‘mess’, then that’s exactly what I am.”
“I want people to enjoy having a good time and not feel bad about not having their shit together all the time, because I certainly don’t feel bad about it.“
The upbeat, carefree nature of this track firmly establishes Slavin as a clear ‘one to watch’ over the upcoming months, so be sure to keep an eye on whatever she releases next.
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