HALAN is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles. She dabbled in various music projects during and after college, which included singing in 80's rock cover bands and in an original theatrical metal band, before finally pursuing her own solo alt-pop and dream pop project in 2019. Her music influences span many genres and include The Weeknd, Tame Impala, Meg Myers, Massive Attack, and Author & Punisher.
Best Intentions is HALAN’s debut EP. The four-track EP is dark and melancholic and addressed to four people she had romantically crossed paths with. She recorded the EP in various cramped closets of her apartment after her roommates moved out during the coronavirus lockdown, leaving her and her diminutive cat Pea-Pea. HALAN filmed, directed and produced music videos for the EP singles “Best Intentions,” and “I Don’t Know You.” Both music videos were filmed in her own apartment, in single takes.
"[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." - Look At My Records!
"'Best Intentions' — track and EP — is a strong and essential launch for HALAN." - Girl Underground