Yaeger has today premiered brand new single ‘I Don’t Even Know What I’m Saying’, which is available on Chess Club Records. Yaeger will be making her UK debut this year at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton.
From its opening confession of “I know being with you is a risk’, ‘I Don’t Even Know What I’m Saying’ is a powerful introduction to Yaegar, a still-just-21-year-old who appears to have been born with the capacity for great pop music running through her veins. Made in collaboration with with M0nkey Business (MØ), here is a track which turns the turbulent, toxic-romance-banger on its head: ‘I Don’t Even Know What I’m Saying’ is in fact about the love/hate relationship you have with your passion, and in Yaeger’s case the madness, euphoria and everything between that goes into 3 and half minutes of music.
A bold first step, it’s perhaps not surprising when you consider Yaeger’s upbringing offered little scope to blend into the crowd. She is originally from a small island two hours out of Stockholm in the archipelago, Vaxholm: Yaeger describes there being about six families on the island, it was that remote. Growing up, Hannah streetdanced and spread her wings by studying songwriting at Rytmus (where her hero, Robyn, as well Mabel and Tove Lo are alumni). Today Yaeger’s biggest inspirations come from the unlikely creative bedfellows of Kehlani and extreme sports (bouldering, snowboarding, skateboarding), though she also appears a curious product of the next generation of Swedish pop – just as conscious of national heroes like Max Martin as she is the influence of attitude-heavy, headstrong US R&B.
Simultaneously self-conscious and self-possessed, say hello to Yaeger – a candid new talent who knows where she comes from, occasionally knows what she is saying, but appears to know instinctively where she is going.
11th May || The Great Escape || Brighton