Echo Park resident Hana Vu grew up as part of the DIY scene in her native Los Angeles. Now branching out with her self-described “very sad yelling and very angry sighing” music, we get to know the rising star in Notion 87!

Echo Park resident Hana Vu grew up as part of the DIY scene in her native Los Angeles. Vu started playing shows in the community when she was still a sophomore in high school, self-releasing an album on Soundcloud featuring a collab with Willow Smith. At just 17 Vu released her self-written and produced debut EP, How Many Times Have You Driven By, on Luminelle Recordings. Blending bedroom and dream pop with the garage rock, that Vu herself describes as “very sad yelling and very angry sighing”.

Who are you?

I am Hana Vu.

What do you do?

I try my best to write and perform songs.

What’s the Hana Vu story in your own words?

“A singer in a smokey room / The smell of wine and cheap perfume / For a smile we can share the night / It goes on and on, and on, and on.”

What’s your earliest musical memory?

TaTaTeeTeeTa in elementary school crisscross on the rug.

Last time you cried and why?

When Parasite won best picture. In that moment I felt so validated and proud to be Korean.

What’s your star sign?

I am a cancer/gemini cusp, but I don’t really know what that means or how I should act.

What would you call your biography?

‘Nobody Likes a Clown When He’s Crying’.

Best party you’ve ever been to?

I once went to a Taylor Swift club night where they only played Taylor and everyone was screaming.

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