LP Giobbi and HANA wash over with a wave of pure bliss on their forthcoming collaboration for Insomniac Records, “Close Your Eyes,” serving as the latest installment of Spotify’s highly coveted ‘mint Singles’ series—a companion to its flagship Dance playlist, mint, and an offshoot of the widely popular ‘Spotify Singles.’
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The multi-hyphenate powerhouse known as LP Giobbi has proven to be a breath of fresh air within the house music space. Since first bursting out onto the scene in 2018, she’s become a constant source for feel-good grooves oscillating at their own unique frequencies.
At the top of the year, she showcased her prowess behind the keys on her debut appearance with Insomniac via her soulful shaker “Move Your Body,” featuring a reverential appearance from singer/rapper hermixalot.
It was only a matter of time before she would find her way back onto the catalog—only this time, the stakes are being raised as she channels her inner goddess alongside the lauded songstress HANA for an exclusive issue on Spotify.
“Close Your Eyes” is a pairing of heavenly proportions. Finding perfect harmony amongst one another, the two radiant talents usher in an ethereal house record that is simultaneously timeless and awe-inducing.
Bright piano chords and shuffling percussive arrangements prop up HANA’s lofty refrains, while her sweetly succinct hook gets whisked away by euphonious atmospherics. The gentle acid warbles and angelic vocalizations weaved throughout the mix help keep the mood suspended in euphoria, leaving the listener with a fuzzy feeling that lingers long after the track comes to its bittersweet end.
“I wanted to write an ethereal track to provide a moment of inward serenity on the dancefloor,” says LP Giobbi. “As soon as it was in a good place, I knew I had to send it to HANA—the ultimate ethereal goddess! The track completely flowed from there. HANA is a complete pro in the studio and working with her took this song to the next level.”
“LP and I met last year and were instant friends,” adds HANA. “We had a call and both quite literally exploded into conversation about 10 things simultaneously. We couldn’t wait to work on a track together, and LP sent this track. Finishing the song was insanely easy; we worked extremely fast and had so much fun in the studio. We are kindred spirits, and I am so happy to have a song with LP. I hope you feel euphoric when you hear it.”
Originally produced in Austin, Texas, with vocals laid down in Los Angeles, CA, the vibrant and breathtaking record falls perfectly in line with the star-studded collection of ‘mint Singles’ preceding it.
Since its inception, the lauded series has given rise to Spotify-exclusives including Alok, Sofi Tukker, and INNA’s “It Don’t Matter;” Aluna, Michael Brun and Alicai Harley’s “Trouble;” Dirty South’s “Kiss From God;” as well as R3HAB and GATTÜSO’s cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.”
Since her humble beginnings as a wild child raised in the idyllic mountains of Oregon, LP Giobbi—Born Leah Chisholm—has shattered any semblance of a small-town state of mind.
Her résumé reads more like a roadmap destined to go down in history as a renaissance woman from the age of electronic music. A degree in Jazz Piano Performance from UC Berkeley gives her a classically trained leg up on her contemporaries. Her title as the North American Music Director for W Hotels makes her a literal industry professional and time-tested curator by trade.
The FEMME HOUSE non-profit she founded, focused on empowering females in dance music, speaks to her claim as a big-time entrepreneur with an even bigger heart. Between her many ambitious endeavors, she’s already left an indelible mark as a creator via an ever-growing output that somehow continues to outgrow her towering contributions to the dance community elsewhere.
On the other hand, Hana Pestle, or HANA for short, also lives and breathes for her artistry. The prodigious singer-songwriter and producer committed to her craft at the tender age of 13, releasing several EPs under her birth name all before she was a high school graduate.
Upon moving to LA to pursue a lifelong career in music, she underwent a rebrand leading to her now-abbreviated alias, which has already caught the ears of critics in 2019 from the strength of her debut full-length album, ‘HANADRIEL.’
Last year, she established an even firmer foothold in the electronic space through her collaborative works, including “Ghosts” with Tchami, and “13 Voices” alongside Durante. Her adept musical abilities are rivaled by an equally impressive presence in the streaming space, positioning her Twitch channel as a one-stop shop for gaming, live music sessions, and an interactive talk show she has dubbed as HANA’s HAVEN.
On LP Giobbi and HANA’s new single, “Close Your Eyes,” these two fierce multifaceted forces create an instantly classic house collab that is larger than life.
About Insomniac Records
Insomniac Records operates under the umbrella of Insomniac Music Group, which has spawned internal brand-driven imprints, such as HARD Recs,
Lost In Dreams, Factory 93 Records, Bassrush Records, IN / ROTATION, Basscon Records, Dreamstate Records, and Discovery Project.
Additionally, the growing network also oversees a number of artist-focused imprints, such as Fisher’s Catch & Release, NGHTMRE & SLANDER’s Gud Vibrations, SLANDER’s Heaven Sent, Shiba San’s Basement Leak, Wax Motif’s Divided Souls, Justin Martin’s What To Do, Night Mode, to name but a few. These new endeavors each serve as an extension to the ever-evolving community of Insomniac, which is dedicated to curating a diverse catalog of releases from across the dance music spectrum.
More than merely just a record label, Insomniac Records is a destination where fans from all walks of life can discover and enjoy choice selections from a roster that includes some of the best DJs/producers from the global stage. On top of the 200+ releases since 2016, Insomniac Records has also curated its premier EDC compilation series, featuring four EDC Las Vegas and EDC Mexico master soundtracks.
Signing a roster of notable talent including John Summit, Habstrakt, Matroda, Dombresky, Noizu, Biscits, SAYMYNAME, Yultron, and beyond, Insomniac Records continues to foster unique talent it firmly believes in. The unparalleled track record of success has pushed Insomniac Records to the forefront of established dance music platforms.
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