full name hanna abigail glazer also known as dahlia faye, hanna glaze, abby normal occupation singer, songwriter birthdate & age 20 february, 1986 - 31 hometown i'm a brooklyn baby current residence venice, los angeles, ca relationship status it's not fashionable for you to love me family Faye Samberg nee Dolinsky: grandmother, 78; William Glazer: father, 56; Stephanie Richards nee Samberg: mother, 60; Mark Richards: step-father, 65; Megan Staletovich nee Glazer: sister, 40; Kathleen Glazer: sister, 35; Luke Richards: step-brother, 30; Madeline Richards: step-sister, 27
Just like the song claims, Hanna Glazer was born in Brooklyn sometime during Reagan's reign. Her parents were basic. They attended synagogue regularly. Made enough money to feed the family of three and never bothered to look outside of their borough's medicoure existence. And like most 20th century couples, they woke up and decided they couldn't stand the sight of each other. But before we go into all that, let's talk about the fucked up that became Hanna.
It starts in a boring neighborhood, where nothing really happens. Except that one Jewish kid made it in hip hop, while fighting for his right to party. Hey, good for him, right? But really, nothing ever happened in Brooklyn Heights. It wasn't even trendy in the 90s. It was just...Jewish. Cue the boredom of a teenager. At this point, the Glazers still put on a decent show outside of their home. Her mother sported a terrible perm that she wanted all her daughters to share, but Hanna had her own agenda. In order to escape the nightmare that was the unending arguments and nasaly New Yorker shouts, she made friends with the sort of kids that knew how to have a good time. At fourteen, she discovered the taste of alcohol and it didn't stop there.
By sixteen, her parents focused most of their anger on their fucked up mess of a youngest daughter. They blamed the other for her addiction, for her unending parties and terrible taste in music. By seventeen, they decided they had had enough and sent her to live with her maternal grandmother, hoping the croan could snap her back into sobriety. Hanna didn't quite discover sobriety, while shacking up with her just as loud and annoying gran, but she did discover something far more interesting. She discovered the guitar. Gran had quite the talent and decided to teach her, with those same foolish intentions.
Somehow, magically, Hanna graduated high school. College wasn't exactly for her, but music certainly was. By eighteen, Stephanie and Bob were no more but that didn't seem to bother her as much as she expected. No, now she had music and that was one hell of a high. She started small, backing up vocals for friends and playing guitar for entertainment at parties. She soon became a favorite amongst her friend group and one even offered her a regular gig at a bar. Of course, underaged but that didn't stop her.
From there, the road continued. For about three years, she continued on the club curcuit until the time came to lay down some tracks. She never truly intended to do anything professional with her music. It was all a matter of chance. Offers fell into her lap and with those opportunities came more money. Money could buy a lot of drugs and a lot of alcohol.
That's where she got ahead of herself. Maybe Gran couldn't help her, by introducing her to the guitar, but a concerned manager sure could. In 2011, just before she finished her second record, Hanna spent a few short weeks in a rehabilitation center. She promised to make peace with her pathetic childhood and outlandish, glamorous fantasies. When she returned, the finishes touches were put on Born to Die and she began to attend AA meetings like it was her latest religion.
To this day, Hanna wakes up with the same struggle. Her lack of drink has made her slightly cynical and more than broken. She relies on the stage to give her the high she onced enjoyed and continues to create the glamorous persona with each and every performance.
HONEYMOON (SEP. 2015)
ULTRAVIOLENCE (JUNE 2014)
TROPICO (2013, EP)
PARADISE (2012, EP)
BORN TO DIE (JAN. 2012)
DAHLIA FAYE (2012, EP)
GLAZED OVER (JAN. 2010)
KILL KILL (2008, EP)
DAHLIA FAYE (2012)
POOLSIDE (2010, as Hanna Glaze)
2015. "prisoner" the weeknd
2014. "wait for life" emile haynie
2014. big eyes (soundtrack, 2 songs)
2013. the great gatsby (soundtrack, 1 song)
2013. "hotel sayre" craig armstrong
2013. "magic tree and i let myself go" craig armstrong
2013. "two minutes to four and reunited" craig armstrong
2012. "dayglo reflection" bobby womack
2012. "spender" smiler
2010. "live my life" tamarama
2010. "gloria (live)" mando diao
2010. "chet baker (live)" mando diao
+ has gone by several names in her music career. abby normal: a combination of her middle name & favorite mel brooks film, hanna glaze: knock out the r & you got a temptation and dahlia faye: thanks to dear ol' gran, Faye Samberg
+ recovering alcoholic since march 2015
+ is still rebuilding her relationship with her parents and sisters
+ biggest influence has forever been david bowie
+ drives a 1961 Maserati, which she aptly calls her 'Bond sexmobile'
+ has a 3-legged mutt named Frodo
+ her anti-drugs include reading, smoking clove cigarettes and music
+ favorite literature genre is fantasy & worships the pages JRR Tolkien inscribed