Haviah Mighty returns with her transformative “Huh”
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“Huh” by Haviah Mighty is out now, buy/stream it here.
History-making Juno and Polaris Prize-winner, Haviah Mighty today releases a track unlike any other she’s shared to date. “Huh” crosses the border of genre, bringing her hard-hitting rap style over to the club. It’s an exciting startle, a left turn that further solidifies Haviah Mighty as the musical mastermind that she is, and hints towards the trajectory for the near future. Fittingly, she’ll also open for Sampa the Great in a US + Canada run this summer. More info on the tour HERE; listen to “Huh” HERE.
“Huh” harbors hard-hitting drums and rumbling bass that weaves through elements of house/dance, hip-hop, and R&B in line with hits from Tinashé, Miguel, or The Weeknd. While it promises to be a summer banger, it also delves to the depths of the human heart, Haviah staying true to her poetic touch.
Of the track, Haviah says, “Huh” is a tale of disappointment following the narration of a desperate lover who is losing the love of their life, and vowing to change to reverse it all. Desperate to go back to how it was, they’re taking responsibility for the incompatibility, and suffering a mind/body separation of sorts where their mind is wrapped up in the traumatic loss, unable to escape, but their body is free and has been let loose. They are living in two spaces, two worlds, and trying to return to perceived ‘stability’, where ironically, what they want to return to, is the most unstable thing in their life.
All eyes are on Haviah after becoming the first woman to win the JUNO (Grammy equivalent) in the Best Rap Album/EP of the Year category for her 2021 Stock Exchange mixtape – from her fans who eagerly await each release, to the critics who sing her praise at NPR, COLORSxSTUDIOS, Sway In The Morning, BBC Radio 1, HipHopDX, HotNewHipHop, FADER, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, KEXP, & more.
Throughout her career, Haviah has tackled a range of deeply felt ideas and topics: the roots of capitalism, systemic racism, self-awareness, independence, strength in community, and beyond. On Stock Exchange we saw Haviah’s growth as a producer and her expansion as a collaborator (she’s worked with TOBi, Jalen Santoy, Mala Rodríguez, Shad, Dj Charlie B, and more), while visual artist blackpowerbarbie is at the helm for the incredible artwork and animated excerpts. Haviah also won the Prism Prize for her powerful video for 13th Floor‘s “Thirteen” from the album that made her the first Hip Hop artist and first Black woman to win the Polaris Prize. Last but not least, she was the only Canadian to be nominated for Best International Flow for this years’ BET Hip Hop awards.
“Huh” positions Haviah Mighty above the rest, irreverent to the confines of what’s expected of her, she continues to break the mold, follow her creative spirit, and capture the heart, the hurt, and the fun with a thrilling balance. More to come this year from Haviah Mighty; catch her live if you’re able.
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