Hannah Fury is an American independent, self taught musician. She started teaching herself to play the piano at the age of 16. Her first EP, Soul Poison, was released in 1998, and her first full length album in 2000, entitled The Thing That Feels. She has recorded several EPs since, and another full length album, her last release to date, Through The Gash in 2007. All of these were recorded on her own independent label MellowTraumatic Recordings (I love this name by the way). She started using just keyboards, piano and vocals, and has later added bass guitar and a drum machine to her music. I have to say I admire her for writing, performing, and producing all her own songs. She has also reportedly never performed live due to being very shy. It is inspiring to think that despite this, she didn't let this stop her from writing and recording.
She notes her inspirations as the novel Wicked (particularly the character of Elphaba), Marie Antionette, and the Rococo era.
Listening to her music I can see the comparison to Emilie Autumn, especially her earlier work, as it is very melodic and haunting. She also uses some disturbing imagery in her lyrics too, though I find it a bit more toned down. Personally I like my music a little more aggressive, but I can see why people might like it, and I certainly admire her as an artist.
What are your thoughts on Hannah Fury? Are there any other steampunk type artists you recommend?
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