Thursday, August 29, 2013

Music: Hannah Fury

I was first introduced to Hannah Fury on someone else's blog, and I'm so glad!  This woman's music is awesome!  Described as "dark cabaret", it's hauntingly beautiful and mostly sad.  Many of the songs' subjects are rather obscure and often you don't know what it's actually about, but that doesn't take away from their beauty and pathos.  (I think several are connected to the book, Wicked.)  Some people may feel her music is more emo than goth, but I don't because so much of it is about calling on one's strength in the midst of adversity, or about using cunning and determination to get what one wants.  And her songs about love are often a bit... twisted.

Ms. Fury writes her own music and lyrics, and also has her own recording label.  Information about her personally is extremely hard to find.  I haven't found any of her work done later than 2007, so I don't know if she is still writing music.  She has never performed live because she is uncomfortable with crowds.

A word of caution:  Some of her lyrics may be triggers for those with abuse issues.  I've had some limited experience with abuse, and a couple of songs put me in mind of it.  Nothing graphic, but I just wanted you to be aware of the possibility.

Here are the links to a few of my favorite pieces.  (As far as I can tell, none of these have triggers):

The Necklace of Marie Antoinette  (the first piece I ever heard)

Girls that Glitter Love the Dark



The Vampire Waltz

A Latch to Open

I hope you enjoy them!  :-)


  1. "Turn off that spooky song! It creeps me out!" Said my son when I played one of Hannah Furys songs.:)
    She's lovely but indeed the songs about abuse can be difficult.
    I think those artists that are truly shy can express themselves easier these days when they have internet as a channel. Sopor Aeternus is another great shy artist that never do performances

    1. I'd love to know which song creeped him out! :-)

      I've listened to Sopor Aetemus before, but not for awhile. Thanks for reminding me, I've got her/them on now. :-)

    2. It was "Never look back" that creeped him out. Not for the lyrics I suppose but for the spooky music box sound and her eerie voice :)

    3. I'm listening to it now, and I think you're right. It's one of her "creepier" sounding songs! :-)