London based queer pop talent HULLAH has dropped his latest track 8 Hours. HULLAH is half of the already established electropop duo Futuretape, but releases this as his debut under his own name. Inspired by classic nineties house and sad bops, 8 Hours is a hugely exciting debut for the Midlands-born star.
Capturing the difficulties of a long distance, time difference romance, HULLAH delivers magnificently enunciated vocals against bouncing, immaculately crafted bouncing house beats. The singer notes: “8 Hours is the time difference between London and Kuala Lumpur. It’s about falling in love with someone coming to the end of their student visa. We hadn’t expressed that we were in love with each other until the day he left the UK to return to Malaysia. I was in shock and definitely gutted.” HULLAH captures that spirit of the classic melancholic banger – taking a sad event and turning it into an emotive dancefloor treat.
Describing the writing process of the song as a few “frantic days of despair,” the track had a cathartic power for HULLAH. He notes: “The writing sessions that “substituted sleep”, came together quickly… Songwriting is like therapy to me, I can channel my thoughts and it’s essential for my mental health.”
We’re massively exciting for HULLAH’s future as a solo artist. Stay in the loop with his music through the social channels below. Stream 8 Hours above.