Hana Vu‘s forthcoming album Public Storage is set for release next week on Ghostly International. To spark that anticipation further, she has released a live and studio rendition of the record’s heaviest and darkest song, “Gutter”.
It’s an angsty mid-tempo alt-rocker with stabbing string textures, sung from a place of desolate desperation. It’s a swift stylistic departure from Public Storage‘s other two singles, the cobwebbed, close-the-blinders folk of “Maker” and the warped synth-wave of “Everybody’s Birthday”. Watch the live session below and listen to the studio version of “Gutter” beneath (or on streaming platforms).
Vu on what inspired “Gutter”: “I used to watch these YouTube videos called Tales of Mere Existence by Levni Yilmaz when I was in middle school and then rediscovered them while writing this record. I actually wrote him a letter when I was 12 … this song is based on one of his shorts.”