Hannah Lou Woods, an American songstress and ever-evolving artist with millions of streams under her belt (as the electronic artist We Saw Lions), is launching her new acoustic singer-songwriter music into the world. ‘Fallen from the Stars’, is the debut single from her upcoming EP, Meet Me at the Pine Tree, a collection of love songs slated for release on February 14, 2024.
Hannah Lou Woods weaves complex melodies with her distinct voice, accompanied by the piano, guitar, and ukulele. Red Line Roots describes her style as having “a tenderness in each whisping breath that dances elegantly over the delicate touch of each piano key. Her voice floats and dips in a calming and ethereal sort of way. It seems effortless, but its beauty is undeniable.” The end product is folksy-bluesy-pop that is genuine, heartfelt, and enhanced by the lyrical depth of personal experiences.
The emotional and heartfelt acoustic ballad ‘Fallen from the Stars’ blends elements of adult contemporary, acoustic pop, and singer-songwriter. She recorded the piano and vocals for this song at Ugly Duck Studios with Dave Chapman co-producing and engineering. Meanwhile, Trevor Jarvis plays the cello.
“‘Fallen from the Stars’ is about unraveling the layers of self-doubt and fear that prevent you from letting yourself be loved, it’s about the power of someone loving you for you and the challenge of believing that you’re worthy of that kind of love,” says Hannah Lou Woods.
The inspiration for the song came as she was falling in love with her husband over a decade ago. They fell in love amongst juniper trees and red rock mountains in Sedona, AZ, and after returning to Boston, she started writing the song as a way to process and overcome her self-doubt that real love was possible, despite the long distance between them at that time. “Love can be scary, it can rip you open and bring up vulnerable parts of yourself that might feel unworthy of love.”
After working on this song, she was more receptive to the notion that she may love someone for the rest of her life. For their first dance at their wedding, she thought it would be a great idea to record this song as a surprise for him. “The song helped me be open to the idea that I could actually possibly love someone for my whole life. That dance was one of the most beautiful moments I’ve experienced, to be surrounded by so much love all at once, from our friends and family, from Jeff, almost too much love for my heart to hold.”
Hannah Lou Woods gifted her upcoming EP, Meet Me at the Pine Tree, as a wedding gift of love songs to her husband, almost as one long love letter. ‘Fallen from the Stars’ is accompanied by a music video, which includes footage from her wedding, and was funded by a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council. “With this song and the EP, I’m inviting listeners and fans into an aspect of myself and my life that I usually keep fairly private, because it’s such a sacred thing to me. It feels like another level of vulnerability and authenticity that I’m sharing with the world. I wanted people to be able to hopefully feel a little of this love that I’ve experienced and let it touch their lives too. To help remind people of the beauty, that it’s here even amidst all the hard and terrible things in the world, to create a reminder that there is something beautiful here too and that we are all worthy of the kind of love that makes our hearts sing.”
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About Hannah Lou Woods
Hannah Lou Woods is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter who crafts soulful songs with complex arrangements, unique melodies, and poignant lyrics. She, who is originally from a small Minnesotan town, earned a dual degree in music therapy and songwriting from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Her journey of healing, self-discovery, and transformation is reflected in her music. She has received numerous awards for her songs, including being the winner of the Great American Song Contest (Pop Category), a finalist in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest, and an Honorable Mention at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriter Showcase. Let’s Love Louder (Sacred Change) featuring Hannah Lou Woods with Bliss Looper currently has over 700,000 streams on Spotify. In addition, her electro-pop project We Saw Lions has gathered over 7 million streams on Spotify. She released an EP via Jumpsuit Records in August 2020 and released another EP with High Vibe Records in May 2021. Her new EP, Meet Me at the Pine Tree, will be released on February 14, 2024.