By the age of sixteen, Minneapolis-based Huhroon was performing his spoken word all around the twin cities and beyond. However, Huhroon’s singing career began at a much earlier age at the mosque; where his mother would often keep him for roughly half the week. Often imitating the beautifully melodic voices of his favorite reciters, Huhroon began to recognize an inclination towards vocal performance.
Experimentation within the process is an undeniable element of Huhroon’s sound. It’s also a factor in the equation of his growth as a musician. Starting as an escape route, creating music has evolved into a tool for Huhroon to understand the ground on which he exists in this world. Pulling from lived experiences and observations, Huhroon’s heart beats on his sleeve throughout each song. Huhroon’s tender, introspective lyrics and plucky, complex instrumentals create dreamy soundscape destinations. He’s made for us an earthly paradise where safety lies in facing one’s own heaviness.
Huhroon’s ideations normalize shared human experiences, creating room within the claustrophobia and tension of things left unsaid. Being surrounded by creatively inclined friends, who frequently double as collaborators, has set him up with a practice that allows for spontaneity. The band includes Zakariya Khan, Megan Mahoney, Joseph Carl Hays, Ben Farmer, and Kate Saoirse. Their music blends elements of electronic, alt hip-hop, and rock, all in a tight auto-tuned haze. Where the emotion in Huhroon’s music is raw, the vocals certainly aren’t.
[Tiffany Tran & Simon Deutsch]