“I’m not here to fit in, I’m here to stand out.”



Gender Diaries: HAWA

As the world continues to push against gender constructs, the conversation around how people are identifying themselves is constantly evolving. Each week, Milk will feature a guest artist discussing their experience with the industry’s expectations of gender and, often, where it intersects with their artistic practice. This week, we feature musician HAWA, whose new single and video “KILL SOME” is out now.

“I’m not here to fit in, I’m here to stand out.”

Last Friday recent high school graduate, HAWA, dropped a new single and video for summer banger, “KILL SOME.” Although she might be new to the scene, her strong sense of self combined with her classical composing background proves HAWA to be a powerful presence.

As a musical child prodigy, she quickly realized she needed a fulfilling form of self-expression and turned to creating contemporary tracks. After releasing and posting work on the internet, the record label, b4, a division of the iconic 4ad, discovered her via Instagram– and quickly inked a deal.

Milk sat down with HAWA to hear about her experience coming of age within the music industry and how she deals with pressures and expectations when it comes to her image. Check out her interview above!

Stay tuned to Milk for more GENDER DIARIES

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