Back in March, London based producer Hagan joined us for an artist talk and a deep dive into his creative process.
Following the release of his debut album, Textures, Hagan’s sound merges his Ghanaian heritage with dark melodic gritty UK bass sounds. Moving towards a visual depiction of his album, with it premiered on online platform Trippin. for one week only.
The 12 minute short film is directed by Mike Calandra Achode and co-written with April Walker and stars Yaa Korantema alongside her partner (played by BiQo). Her mother during the short is even played by Hagan's own mother - Ivy Hagan - with Hagan himself making an appearance.
It's a story of love, conflict and homecoming, set against beautiful scenery and idyllic seascapes, Yaa begins her journey to find herself while fighting for agency and navigating family tension. The beauty of this is the merging of Hagan's cinematic productions with moving image, soundtracking their ebbs and flow perfectly.
If you missed out on viewing the short film, you can have a read of the interview here.
And we highly recommend buying the album: