Premiere: Hanne Leland – ‘Underdogs’

A euphoric electro-pop anthem, with a positive message…

Euphoric, driving pop production powers ‘Underdogs’, the latest track from Hanne Leland.

Out on 2nd November, it’s the next in a string of Scandi pop gems from the Norwegian born singer-songwriter.

Never one to shy away from being open and honest in her music, Leland’s releases are all autobiographical and ‘Underdogs’ is no exception.

The electro-pop anthem is a song that speaks to everyone that’s ever felt like an outsider. Here, Leland is fearlessly sweeping aside all the “cool kids’” who’ve ever given her and her friends the “side-eye”…and encourages the rest of us to do the same.

"I write most of my songs on the piano, and ‘Underdogs’ actually started out as a piano ballad,” she says.

“I brought it to the studio, worked on the song with my collaborators, and it ended up sounding really feisty. It's got a real punch to it, and the lyrics are really close to my heart. I wrote the song about being underestimated and how that makes me feel like an outsider.

“I do feel like an alien on earth a lot of the time, and I believe it's a feeling a lot of people can relate to. I hope the song can make other underdogs out there feel like they belong, and that there's many of us." 

Tune in now – and don’t let the cool kids drag you down.

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