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Singer Havanna Winter Discusses Her New Single and Musical Vision MAG

August 22, 2022
By Elizabeth4334 SILVER, Irvine, California
Elizabeth4334 SILVER, Irvine, California
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Born in Oslo, Norway, Havanna Winter is a 16-year-old musical artist, actress, and influencer. She became a teen sensation when she went viral on Tiktok in 2020. Now, Havanna Winter has a burgeoning fanbase of over 6 million followers across all social media platforms. Inspired by filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Tim Burton, as well as films like “The Lost Boys” “Pulp Fiction” and “Dazed and Confused,” Havanna Winter’s musical vision is to creatively deliver a cinematic experience and sound with every song release. Cultivating elements of her retro interests has allowed Havanna Winter to bring new life to them in the digital world. Signed with Stevie Van Zandt’s new imprint Wonderwall Records, Havanna Winter just released her first single “rain rain go away” which is now available on all streaming platforms. Read about Havanna Winter’s vision for her career, her new single and more below!

LZ: What inspired you to start making music?

HW: I’ve always loved singing ever since I was very young but I think when I first started taking it seriously was the first time I went into a studio. That’s when I realized that this is something I really want to do.

LZ: What was the first concert you ever went to and who did you see perform?

HW: The first concert I went to was Linkin Park. I was about 10 years old.

LZ: How would you describe the music that you create?

HW: My music is dark and campy, pop, and rock.

LZ: What is the concept/story behind “rain rain go away”? What message do you want to put out into the world with your first single?

HW: “Rain rain go away” is about a girl who wants to run away from all of her problems. I felt like that was very relatable because I think we all feel like that sometimes.

LZ: If you can collaborate with any artist in the world, who would it be?

HW: If I could collab with any artist in the world it would probably be Hope Sandoval. She’s such a talented singer and Mazzy Star is one of my favorite bands.

LZ: What is your dream venue to perform at?

HW: My dream venue to perform at would have to be Coachella.

LZ: How has social media impacted your career so far?

HW: I mean social media goes hand in hand with music and acting nowadays so that’s actually why I started taking social media seriously, but it’s been good. It seems that a lot of my supporters really like my first single and that makes me really happy.

LZ: What are some of the pros and cons of navigating a career in music at such a young age?

HW: A pro is that it’s really fun most of the time and you meet a lot of cool people and a con is that there’s a lot of hard work, more than people expect so sometimes haters hate on you for nothing because they think it’s all fun and easy but actually it is a lot of work and takes a lot of energy to do.

LZ: Who has been your biggest supporter in your career as a musician?

HW: My mom has always been my number 1 supporter throughout my whole career. She’s always there for me when I need her and I’m so thankful for her.

LZ: What is next for you? What are some of your short-term and long-term goals as a musician who is kicking off her career?

HW: I have two more singles coming out this year, and I am releasing an album sometime next year, so that’s really exciting and I am also doing a lot of auditions for acting.

LZ: Do you have any advice for aspiring young singers who are trying to get their songs out there?

HW: Believe in yourself and never give up.


To listen to “rain rain go away” and find out more about the artist, visit @havannawinter on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Triller, and YouTube.

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