Named in honour of a Dennis the Menace wallet that belonged to her father, fanclubwallet is Ottawa-based Hannah Judge who has been riding a wave of deserved popularity after the release of their Hurt Is Boring EP earlier this year. Judge has returned today with new music, namely “That I Won’t Do”, which is out now on AWAL. Of “That I Won’t Do” Judge said the following:
“When I wrote ‘That I Won’t Do’ I was recovering from a year long illness and re-entering into the socializing world (like so many others post pandemic). The song is about dealing with a new relationship/friendship where you aren’t sure whether the person is good for you or not, and you’re not feeling like yourself. It’s about trying to break bad habits while not wanting to break them at all.”
“That I Won’t Do” renders this social hesitancy with what feels like a familiar, embryonic warmth. One set of synths may arpeggiate like they are a distant alarm going off in the back of your head, but on top an elastic, throbbing bass and a cosy, pinkish set of additional synths make you feel like you are in a safe environment. It’s like a protective bubble you keep up to keep out world we didn’t get to engage with for over a year. “That I Won’t Do” feels fleeting, but pleasingly so; a uttering of doubt and worry that settles in a feeling of familiarity. As Judge has re-entered the world, hopefully more music on par with this song’s loveliness is forthcoming.