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Hana is playful yet coy. A diva who also happens to be your best friend. A powerful performer camouflaging an introverted lyricist.

On stage, her intense setlist takes you on a rollercoaster of unapologetic emotions. On streaming sites, her catalog is a pendulum of nostalgia and reality; fantasy and truth.

Malhas is fierce in her delivery and delicate in her songwriting. Hana’s artistic energy is uniquely feminine, fearless and confident.

 

Malhas’ track listing features songs in both Arabic and English. Her top three editorially playlisted songs on streaming platforms include: Nasi – ناسي; Alb Maskoon – قلب مسكون; How We Love. 

She builds her repertoire as an industry staple with every release. Whether as a singer-songwriter, performer, consultant or creative producer Malhas’ array of talent makes her a pillar in the Alternative Arab music scene. In 2013, she founded BalaFeesh, a concert series featuring regional Arab artists.

 

The singer-songwriter demonstrates range in her lyrical themes, dealing with love, loss and longing to tackling the theme of Time, from an individual and collective perspective.

“…a songstress with a 10,000-watt voice…as if the music is taking over her body, channeling through her lungs in a sort of velvet explosion, with an infectious smile, and a playful way of grooving onstage, performing with either piano or guitar.” Nick Seeley, JO Magazine

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Hana’s latest release ‘How We Love’ in 2021, an electro-gospel-pop ballad, is a journey through the haunting quiet and torrential storm experienced when “big love” happens at the wrong time.

Coupling nostalgic keys and atmospheric synths, with whispered observations and belted declarations, Malhas’ iconic vocal walks you through the wake as she mourns the death of love.

 

The song is a remake of the demo version debuted in Hana’s 2012 EP, which was nominated for the Independent Music Award Singer-songwriter category alongside Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’.

From that same body of work, the song ‘Run-B Side’ was licensed to the Palestinian documentary ‘Speed Sisters’ (2013). 

In 2018, ‘Nasi’ – ‘ناسي’ (Malhas’ full-length album) showcased a metamorphosis to an electro-acoustic sound while maintaining the raw vulnerability in expression that defined her earlier more acoustic songs. 

‘Nasi’ – ‘ناسي’ , the album’s title song, was the singer’s first self-written Arabic release and was featured in Universal Music MENA’s compilation ‘Now: Best of Indie Arabia Volume II.’ 

In 2010, she also produced and released her first Arabic cover, a duet with Yazan Al Rousan for his song ‘Trooh’ تروح.

As a featured artist, Malhas has lent her voice to the likes Egyptian band Jimi & The Saint’s 2019 release ‘Mish Momkin’, and Emel Mathlouthi’s 2020 remake of ‘Kelmti Horra’. 

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“Until now, and similar to the global industry, the contemporary band and electronic landscape has been largely male dominated. That said, there are several rising artists and breakthrough stars who show signs of leaving their male counterparts in the dust. One of these is singer-songwriter Hana Malhas, whose track Nasi was recently featured in Universal Records’ Mena compilation, Now: Best of Indie Arabia Volume II.” – Maha El Nabawi, The National, May 2018. Nick Seeley, JO Magazine
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In 2019, Hana Malhas was the only female act included in a 9-band lineup for RedBull’s Local Vocals festival in Jordan. Hana’s past performances include a range of venues, from intimate listening rooms to festivals and outdoor stages in MENA & US. She has also shared the stage in live performances with the likes of Aziz Maraka, Masar Egbari, El Far3i, El Morabba3, Lena Chamamyan, Emel Mathlouthi, and many more.
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