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Hannah Fury is a female musician. Her most famous album, The Thing that Feels, contains several songs based off of Gregory Maguire's Wicked novel. A later EP has other Wicked related songs not on the album.

She has been compared to Tori Amos and Kate Bush, but her style is unique. While her early albums were primarily piano based, later ones involved synthesizers and drum machines, incorporating rap into the mix. Her vocal style is characterized by overlapping, whispery vocals, and low and high octaves.

Her songs generally deal with love, and alternately deal with sadness and nightmares in constructive and seductive ways. Aside from music, Hannah also makes jewelry, sometimes customizing them for fans.


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  • Album Title Drop: The first track of every album by Hannah Fury has one of these, while each of these songs itself has a Non-Appearing Title. So "The Necklace of Marie Antoinette" is a title dropper for Soul Poison, "Not Like You" is this for The Thing That Feels, and "Defenestration" does it for Through the Gash, as do several other songs.
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: "And Your Little Dog Too" drops the trope name, being about Elphaba's pursuit of Dorothy and her shoes and demanding she bring them here.
  • Arc Words: "Through" and "gash" appear together on several songs from Through the Gash, but the album's title phrase isn't fully dropped until "Beware the Touch." In "Defenestration," which is its first song and would contain the Album Title Drop as did the opening tracks from Hannah's previous albums, the arc words are sung one line apart: "So step away from the gash / I'm coming through."
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  • Author Avatar: When reading Wicked, Hannah greatly related to Elphaba. Many of her Wicked songs, besides their meanings in the story, relate to Hannah's relationship with Elphaba as a character and as an avatar of herself.
  • Break Up Song: "Status" and "You Don't Leave a Trace" are about the singer breaking up with someone viciously.
  • Call-and-Response Song: "Let It Show" is told through a conversation between Elphaba and Glinda, as well as Hannah Fury and Elphaba.
  • Circus of Fear: "No Man Alive" and "Beware the Touch" sound like twisted carousel and rollercoaster rides.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: "Angels & Absinthe" is about someone drinking absinthe to soothe themselves.
  • Femme Fatale The POV character in "The Necklace of Marie Antoinette."
  • Fix Fic: "Someone Speaks Softly" is one for Wicked, having Elphaba regain hope for herself and her capacity to love following Fiyero's death.
  • Gayngst: Many of her Wicked songs have this subtext, especially "Let It Show."
  • Hidden Track: Track 14 on Through the Gash isn't listed on the album or liner notes.
  • Iyashikei: Her non-scary songs are often very sad, but comforting in depictions of a hopeful future and afterlife.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: Sung verbatim in "The Necklace of Marie Antoinette."
  • Ominous Music Box Tune: One of her signature instruments is creepy music boxes, sometimes backwards.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: The cover for Through the Gash has her in one, showing stitches along her back.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: "And Your Little Dog Too" shows how disillusioned Elphaba has become, speaking to Dorothy as though she was her mother, all while saying incredibly creepy things.
  • Vampire Dance: "The Vampire Waltz" is about a girl being turned during a party.
  • Yandere: "No Man Alive" is about someone who's so in love with someone they want to be near him all the time, and are looking for someone even crueler than themselves.


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