Hania Rani

Hania Rani is an award-winning pianist, composer and singer. Her debut albumEsja’, a beguiling collection of solo piano pieces on Gondwana Records was released to international acclaim in 2019, earning Rani four prestigious Fryderyk Awards including “Best Debut Album”, “Best Alternative Album” and “Best New Arrangement”, in recognition from the Polish music industry’s very own Grammys.

Her follow-up sophomore album, the expansive, cinematic, ‘Home’, was released in 2020 on Gondwana Records and finds Rani expanding her palate: adding vocals and subtle electronics to her music as well as being accompanied by bassist Ziemowit Klimek and drummer Wojtek Warmijak. The album earned Rani another notable accolade of “Best Composer”, a further acknowledgement from Fryderyk and with Rough Trade including it in their essential “Albums of the Year”.

Hania’s third solo album ‘Ghosts’ will be released on October 6th 2023 on Gondwana Records. The album features Patrick Watson, Ólafur Arnalds and Duncan Bellamy (from Portico Quartet) and was made with the help of Viktor Orri Árnason (string arrangements) and Greg Freeman (mixing). ‘Ghosts’ was mastered by John Davis at Metropolis Studios.

“With ‘Ghosts’ I wanted to start something from scratch, picking tools and stories I was not familiar with, but which felt dear to me. ‘Ghosts’ is a story about life and death, light and darkness, real and unreal. It’s an attempt to touch ultimate qualities and craft my own mythologies; to face fears, take a deep dive into things that scare me but also seduce me subconsciously. ‘Ghosts’  collects all of these things together, mixing the past, present and the future into a new sound of mine.”