BACKHAND – [HVN] ft. [TisaKorean]

Now past the first quarter of the year, Houston artist HVN remains one of the more intriguing subject lines to emerge with a debut project, making a loud entrance with his February EP, Welcome To Heaven. Still growing in online buzz, one of the main reasons that this one seems to be sticking is the tangible movement attached to the music. There are a million artists starting to do numbers out there, but few of them bring a strong physical following to the table like HVN. Don’t believe it? The Houston talent’s new visuals for Welcome to Heaven-standout “Backhand” (featuring TisaKorean) are proof.

Opening the music video with a live performance of the song, it becomes clear that amidst a thunderous beat drop and an intense moshpit, HVN is making noise in Houston that transcends online attention. As the video progresses, a blend of hypnotic lighting and strong visual aesthetics provide the perfect backdrop for the song, and even lead into a second set of visuals for the tape’s closing track, “323 (Outro).” A roll of text indicates that the video was affected by coronavirus, but with B-roll footage to spare, “323 (Outro)” gets justice as a standout track.

HVN is a name to watch as the year progresses, but between Welcome to Heaven and the “Backhand” visuals, it’s clear that he’s on the way up. Don’t sleep – peep the new visuals below!

Shot by @johnjuiceharris