Gabbie Hanna’s transition into the world of music continues to show enormous promise.
After debut single “Out Loud“ premiered at the No. 4 spot on the iTunes ‘Pop’ charts and No. 5 overall last September, Hanna released her sophomore hit “Satellite” in November. Today, however, the 27-year-old vlogger and author is back with a duo of decidedly darker follow-up tracks: “Honestly” and “Honesty (Encore),” which she combined into one giant-sized music video on her YouTube channel that has already amassed 1.5 million views.
“Honestly” and “Honestly (Encore)” have soared to unprecedented heights for Hanna, who first rose to fame on Vine. The songs claimed the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the U.S. iTunes charts across all genres yesterday upon their debut, Hanna said. According to Pop Crave, she is only the third artist to achieve such a feat in 2018 after Shawn Mendes and Cardi B. Today, “Honestly” is in the No. 2 spot on the iTunes charts behind Aretha Franklin‘s “Respect” — which has shot to No. 1 in the wake of the storied soul singer’s death.
Hanna’s new songs, which have a more ominous and aggressive vibe, appear to take aim at an ex-boyfriend — one that fans have speculated is the subject of several recent ‘storytime videos’ on her channel about a “pathological liar.” In the music videos, Hanna shows off her dancing acumen while wailing lyrics like, “You’re reckless and selfish and you can’t help it.” In the second half of the clip, during the “Encore” portion, she writhes around with two backup dancers while bound by white cloths and sporting deranged-looking eye makeup.
See for yourself below: