Hans. and Hanbee share new video for ‘Warmer’

May 28 2024

‘Warmer’ by Hans. & hanbee is out now, buy/stream it HERE.

NZ-born artists Hans. and hanbee are excited to announce the release of their new video for the collaborative single ‘Warmer’. Originally recorded in 2021, ‘Warmer’ captures the essence of their long-distance collaboration and evolving friendship. WATCH IT HERE.

“Warmer was one of the first songs hanbee and I tracked together back in 2021,” says Hans. “At that time, hanbee was still living in Korea while I was in Auckland. The song itself was inspired by ‘The Moon Song’ by Karen O, whose ‘Crush Songs’ album had a huge influence on me during my university days. We even had an original video inspired by the movie ‘Her’ that was filmed last year, but it never came out due to other projects and life getting in the way.”

The newly released video, filmed across multiple locations including Auckland, Sydney, Seoul, Nha Trang, Tokyo, and Osaka, reflects the passage of time and the hectic yet memorable period during which the song was created. “Warmer is a chill and sweet song that juxtaposes a very hectic period in my life, filled with travel and transitions. I wanted the video to show all the time that’s passed since we first made it. Luke Park, who I’ve worked with on ‘Be Grateful’ and ‘Candy,’ helped me film it along with a few other friends, and hanbee contributed clips from her own travels.”

The song serves as a timestamp of their friendship and the many memories they’ve made over the past few years. “It’s a special song for us as it encapsulates not only our friendship but also the individual experiences and sights we’ve seen,” Hans. adds.

Hans. and hanbee will celebrate their new projects with a headline show at Golden Age in Eora/Sydney this July 20.

Since releasing his debut single ‘Froyo‘ in 2017 – a collaboration with indie-pop darling Clairo – Hans. has continued to make waves across the globe. Sitting at over 20 million streams thus far and lauded by Apple DJ Zane Lowe, who highlighted Hans. as one of his favourite New Zealand artists, Hans. has well and truly established himself as a staple in the Australiasian alternative scene, playing both Laneway Festival and SXSW Sydney in 2023, going on to support international heavyweights including Billie Eilish, Rejjie Snow, and Easy Life. Releasing his debut album kimyuntak in 2022 only furthered Hans.’ position as one to watch, as he earned features from Spotify Korea, DJ rotation in Korean clubs. Coming into 2024, Hans. returns from a successful run of Korean shows and collaborations with Hypnosis Therapy, and is ready to take the year by storm with the arrival of his second full-length project.

With a buttery smooth sound likened to that of Benee, Clairo and Kali Uchis, hanbee is a fast-rising Korean indie pop singer from Auckland, New Zealand. Backed by an organic following, her album Seashell Cassette served as quite the curtain raiser, garnering TikTok vitality and over 3M streams in just a few months. Co-signed by the likes of Rolling Stone, Coup De Main and Sniffers, Tone Deaf has described her as dropping “Melancholic indie pop songs like it’s the easiest thing in the world to do”. hanbee has toured with Fazerdaze, Telenova, Men I Trust and is currently gearing up for her debut album. Most recently, hanbee appeared at Laneway Festival NZ and SXSW Sydney while her music has been featured in the soundtrack of ABC series White Fever, which celebrates contemporary music and experiences from the Asian diaspora.