Nashville-based singer-songwriter Hana Eid is back today with a new single, “Between Your Teeth,” the third single released ahead of her debut EP, I Exist Because You Say So, set to drop in the winter.
At just 20-years-old, Eid is a staple of the DIY music scene in Nashville, spending the last year writing and releasing music and playing over 30 live shows. Eid first discovered her passion for music at the young age of 8-years-old, finding inspiration in artists like beabadoobee and Lucy Dacus.
If you’ve ever found yourself caught in the unfortunate predicament of caring about someone way more than they care about you, you’ll resonate with “Between Your Teeth.” Clocking in at five minutes and 12 seconds, “Between Your Teeth” vulnerably tackles the tribulations many of us go through while pursuing someone romantically: changing yourself to become more likable, settling for less than you want or deserve, and ultimately putting more effort into the relationship than the other person is for you (“you don’t care if I get home safe and suddenly I don’t either”).
Eid mentions in a press release that the track “is one of my most blunt and vulnerable songs on this project,” and was written when discovered that her feelings for someone were greater than their feelings for her, referencing “hyper-romanticized interactions that were ultimately insignificant and brief,“ and “loving hard and without inhibition.”
I Exist Because You Say So was produced by Tone Def—known for his work with The Moss, Gatlin, and Briston Maroney—which happens to be one of Eid’s biggest influences).
“I think loving people and making music are probably the most likely ways I can leave the world better than I found it,” Eid shares in the same press release.
“Between Your Teeth” follows the project’s lead singles “Weird” and “Pitbull,” and Eid will be releasing new music every few weeks leading up to the EP, which is “all about yearning.”
Listen to “Between Your Teeth” here.