An Intimate Moment With Fana Hues in Dallas

I am a sucker for anything that encapsulates the plight of womanhood, and Miss Fana Hues does that perfectly with her confessional songwriting and dynamic musical production. Fana Hues is a singer/songwriter hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. She is a powerhouse, with a strong sense for deep emotion through her impressive vocal range and poignant lyricism. She first gained popularity when she was featured on Tyler, The Creator’s “SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE.” In her sophomore album flora + fana, Hues explores themes of self love, heartbreak, and loneliness. The aesthetics of this album are beautiful with earthy and whimsical visuals. Hues talks about tending to her own garden, understanding that taking care of her mental health is the way she can continue to grow. 

Last Sunday, I was able to experience Fana Hues’ flora + fana, a deeply explorative album, live. This is my second time seeing Hues live. The first was when she captured my attention at Raveena’s Asha’s Awakening tour in May 2022, and now I’m seeing her at her first headlining tour. It was an intimate setting with about 30 people, and this made it all the more special. It was a short set at about an hour, but she never lost her audience’s focus for one second. 

I have always loved how concerts can bring together a diverse range of people, and Hues’ concert was exactly that. Hues brought in people from different backgrounds to listen to her lush, genre-bending album, taking inspiration from her use of warm synths to creeping slithering guitar scales.

My favorite performance of hers was definitely “Pieces.” This song has been a long time favorite of mine, and she definitely delivered. Hues captivates her audience like no other, pouring her heart out on every record and every performance. Throughout the concert, Hues’ DJ and background singers provided a strong and dynamic accompaniment to her vocals, creating a rich and immersive sonic experience for the audience. 

Overall, Fana Hues delivered an unforgettable performance. Her talent and passion is undeniable. I left feeling heard as a young sentimental woman experiencing the themes that come with being in your 20s.