Written by AZRIL

Hanorah is a translation of the Latin termed Honoria, meaning “honor.” There’s indeed an honorably intense irradiant emotiveness that exudes Hanorah’s newest Alternative Folk Single release, “Long Road”. 

Innovation initiated by the likes of trauma is probably the best way to describe this Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Joss Stone inspired singer’s process toward cultivating “Long Road.” Before this new single, Hanorah previously released an EP, “Post Romantic Stress Disorder” along with her first ever recorded single, “Unstuck.” If you’re a fan of Hanorah, you will see that all of her songs are subsequently connected.

This Canadian raised singer and songwriter, who graced the stages of La Voix 5, is also a survivor of sexual assault. She courageously recalls in a candid interview with TheRecord.com how writing songs gave her the power to “express what I needed to in a healthy way, because family and friends don’t necessarily know how to help you cope with that sort of thing.”

This Dare To Care Records signee in supercharged fashion, singes her tumultuous bygones through her musical craft especially on “Long Road.” Her music can be both streamed and purchased on Apple Music, Bandcamp, and Spotify.

“Long Road” triumphantly changes tone by way of pace and productive prowess from her previous works. The entire song from the archaic-like twang of the guitar riffs to the “Me Too” millennial uplift edge is centered around where Hanorah is heading after that fact. Lyrics like, “I wanna be a loser and free soul” and “if I never feel the salt on my skin / I put the flame on my own intelligence” shoulder no blame for what she’s been through. The lyrics, “I’m goin’ home, but I’m takin’ the long road” carry along an almost Carpe Diem element, and it truly cements a clarified obscurity for Hanorah’s “Long Road” that wins.

“[Long Road] is about the dread of returning to a painful past, as well as the power and joy in overcoming it,” says Hanorah. “Therefore, my songwriting process had to be freer. Instead of trying extra hard to pack all my ideas into 15 or 20 lines, they filled themselves up.”

Hanorah’s concerted complaints, requests, and recoveries shrill shrewishly while still being benevolently abiding on “Long Road.” There’s a decorated decisiveness that listener’s will be able to detectably decode, beckoning not just women empowerment, but also, people empowerment.

Hanorah’s creative sojourn isn’t something that should only be coveted by fans of Alternative, Folk, and Pop, it should be appreciated by the likes of everyone. Who she is now, along with who she vows to be artistically on the merit of transcending trauma, seems to be unequivocally and indisputably necessary.

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