Evocative singer-songwriter Sandra Hakky chats style inspiration Grace Jones and new music
Sandra Hakky is a singer-songwriter, producer and IT nerd, who made her debut at 19 releasing her self-titled album in 2009. Despite commercial success, Hakky took an extended break from the music industry to breathe, find herself, produce her second album herself and return as ‘Sandra Hakky 2.0’ with the deliciously soulful warm up single ‘Making Moves’. We grabbed Hakky for a quick 1 on 1 chat.
Q. So to KICK it all off, who is Sandra Hakky in three words only?
Musician, visual artist, technerd
Q. Who did you grow up listening to and what are you listening to right now?
A lot of different artists and genres of music, prodigy, madonna, portishead, Christina aguilera, George Michael, prince, classical etc…
Right now I’m listening to my album Hakky The System 😉
Q. Who would be your dream collaboration?
Rick Ruben or Linda Perry
Q. Tell us about the new album ‘Hakky The System’ we love the name, how did it come about?
Hakky The System is a reflection of who I am as a person and a reference to the tech aspect of me, but also has a touch of self irony in it. I do have a system, a certain order I like do things in order to control myself, I practice a lot of self discipline in order to be able to let go creatively. I like systems but I also like tearing them down. The album as a whole was a process for me, I had to have a system in order to be able to let go in producing and writing something so personal to me.
Q. We love your vibe and your style, who is your style icon?
Thanks! Grace Jones
Q. We have a few easy questions for you now- Pick two Celebrities to be your parents- Who?
Prince, Mariah Carey
Q. Rate yourself(s) on a scale of 1-10?
Q. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Q.If You could trade places with another person for a week- famous or non famous/living or dead / real or fictional who would it be?
Q. Where can we find you (YouTube/insta/ TikTok etc.)