By Nicholas Jason Lopez
If you’ve watched shows like “American Housewife,” “Criminal Minds” or “American Horror Story,” then Nikki Hahn has been a familiar face.
With the recent release of her self-produced music video for sophomore single “Obvious,” 80’s Madonna meets 90’s Britney Spears as Hahn works hard to make sure people also know her voice.
“Obvious” serves as an ode to love’s missed connections, the latest display of Hahn’s experimental pop-rock sound, notably inspired by a blend of both the 80’s and 90’s, respectively.
Currently at work on her debut EP, the Los Angeles-based artist hopes it’ll only further solidify her transition from the TV screen to the Spotify stream.
The Music Bugle had the chance to talk with her about “Obvious” and more.
Music Bugle – How would you compare acting to music?
Nikki Hahn – I think that in music, I get to express my own stories and experiences, whereas in acting, I get to portray other characters and their experiences. Either way, both are storytelling.
Music Bugle – What was your goal for your single “Obvious”?
Nikki Hahn – Because of the pandemic, I really wanted to uplift people and spread positive, dance vibes, so I brought the concept and inspirations to my producer and we co-wrote “Obvious”!
Music Bugle – What was it like making the music video for “Obvious”?
Nikki Hahn – I actually self-produced the music video, along with conceptualizing it and self-styling. It was my first time learning a choreography and dancing on camera. I had a lot of fun being back on a set again.
Music Bugle – What excites you the most about your style of music?
Nikki Hahn – I think what excites me the most is that it’s still evolving. My upcoming music is going to be something you guys haven’t heard from me yet!
Music Bugle – Who are you listening to right now, music-wise?
Nikki Hahn – Def Leppard and Lana Del Rey!
Music Bugle – Does social media help or hurt musicians?
Nikki Hahn – Both.
Music Bugle – How would you describe San Antonio to someone who has never been there before?
Nikki Hahn – I think San Antonio is very rich in Hispanic culture. You can find a lot of events involving flamenco dancing, Fiesta Week and a lot of great food. The Riverwalk is also amazing for Mexican food and barbecue!
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Nikki Hahn – I’m really proud of the fact that I produced my own music video.
Music Bugle – How have you been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Nikki Hahn – I got to explore a lot of music genres and take Zoom classes, such as piano and dance, which I got to use in my music video.
Music Bugle – Where do you go when you need a break?
Nikki Hahn – I go to my dojo. I am a second degree black belt in karate and it’s such a stress reliever for me. It helps me to stay balanced and grounded.
*Photo Credit – Vince Trupsin*