Los Angeles-based artist Hana Vu announces Public Storage, her new album and debut for Ghostly International / Remote Control Records, out November 5th. In conjunction, she presents a new single, ‘Everybody’s Birthday,‘ the follow-up to ‘Maker,’ her “slick and assured” (Stereogum) first offering. The album is named after the public storage spaces the 21-year old Vu and her family would regularly use moving every few years. Vu sees the art of making and releasing songs in a similar sense: “these public expressions of thoughts, feelings, baggage, experiences that accumulate every year and fill little units such as ‘albums.’”
“I am not religious, but when writing these songs I imagined a sort of desolate character crying out to an ultimately punitive force for something more,” explains Vu, who prefers abstractly personal over directly autobiographical lyrics. New single ‘Everybody’s Birthday’ speaks to the evil absurdity of the present. “It’s about the collective misery and depressive introspection one experiences on their birthday, which in this era of being alone, can feel infinite.” The night is red, the mood is blue, and her character’s shame is painted gold. It’s a rhythmic, hook-heavy number and one of the album’s most striking moments.