Paula Hartmann




It’s August 2021… Paula Hartmann’s first single “Nie verliebt” is released and forms the prelude to the album debut of the same name, “Nie Verliebt”, which is released the following year. Fast forward to 2023 and, looking back, it is clear that Paula Hartmann quietly but emphatically stepped into the spotlight of the music world.
To grasp the essence of the Berlin native’s music is to listen to it. The woven web of stories from the big city seems too complex and dense, and it is this quality that makes her music defy banal descriptions: Every word carefully considered, not a note too much, you willingly let yourself fall into the finely spun web and accompany Paula Hartmann on her odyssey through the dark west of Berlin – because where there is still light, Paula Hartmann kicks out the lanterns. “I’ve never been in love” laments the chorus of the 2021 debut single of the same name. And 2023? “Love is dead. And if it’s not, then I’ll stab it.”
It is this duality that is palpable in Paula Hartmann’s music at all times. Love, pain, anger, despair – these are emotions that have often been sung about, but Paula Hartmann succeeds in expressing the subtle nuances of these feelings as vividly as she does. Effect that is hard to resist!