HALAN is an electronic music producer and singer-songwriter from Singapore, currently based in Los Angeles. She made her debut releases in 2020 in the alt-pop genre, starting with "I Don't Know You" and ending with "A Waste," a depressive ballad to send off a very difficult year. In 2021, she reconnected with her love for strong dance beats and brought forth her unique brand of sad yet euphoric indie dance songs, starting with ‘Little More.’
HALAN's production style emphasizes the listening experience, as she is inspired by artists such as Beach House and Tame Impala, whose music take you to auditory outer space. As a producer, HALAN is bold, experimental and audaciously quirky, adding sound elements that give you ear worms, but that's still grounded in catchy pop sensibility. While she likes to write sad songs, she doesn’t enjoy moping, and puts an endearing and uplifting twist to her music. "Kittoon," released for International Cat Day (8/8) is her first time collaborating with her cat and also her first happy song.
Dead Good Music
"Having cranked up the BPM, ‘Little More’ becomes a straight up dance number that batters its way through the speakers. Its scuzzy synths pierce the ears with pinpoint precision, filling the room with an old school, Chemical Brothers tone that sinks into the mind."
"When you love writing music that is sad, it tends to go slower and is muscled up through grumbling angst. It’s good to keep working on the craft of writing a song that feels danceable. Dancing is the antidote to being sad."
Look At My Records!
"[In the EP], HALAN grapples with [...] raw emotions against a series of gloomy electro-pop soundscapes, showcasing her towering vocals and ability to manipulate trip-hop styled beats as a healing mechanism."