Hannah Trigwell wants to shake your summer doldrums with ‘Taboo’


Our summer doldrums have been awakened by Hannah Trigwell. The musician from Leeds has developed a dedicated following via YouTube in her native England as well as countries like Laos and Vietnam, but we have a sneaking suspicion global accolades await once her new track “Taboo” makes the rounds. The uber-slick and boisterous track throws down electro-pop thunder after a gentle opening, which is a nice parallel for the track’s lyrical source. “The overall dark vibe of this tune is perfect for its story,” Trigwell tells Clash, which premiered the video today (August 14). “It’s about loving someone or something you are not ‘supposed to’ love. The fact that your love it is taboo. You know it’s seen as a bad thing, but it feels too good to let go of. It’s a bit like an addiction I guess.” We’re addicted, too. “Taboo” represents a bit of a sonic departure for Trigwell, whose new album, RED, hits August 31; color us excited.