Sano Hill returns with his highly anticipated 7th single, “Time Out,” offering a tantalizing glimpse into his upcoming album that has me genuinely excited. I first discovered Sano through his previous single, “Dancer,” [Read my review here] released in February, which left a lasting impression and heightened my anticipation for his forthcoming full-length album.


Originally from Ireland, Sano Hill is a singer-songwriter who has been making significant waves in the music scene since his debut in February 2022. With an impressive repertoire of seven singles, Sano has garnered over 300k streams on Spotify and has amassed a dedicated following of more than 2.4k monthly listeners.

For “Time Out,” Sano Hill joined forces with award-winning Irish producer Larry Hogan, bringing their collective talent and vision to the production. With the addition renowned producer Braddon Williams, known for his work with esteemed artists like Beyoncé, Snoop Dogg, Mark Ronson, Billy Joel, Kelly Clarkson, and more, handled the mixing and mastering. Together, they have created a heartfelt work of art that Sano describes as “charting the story of an indie singer-songwriter striving for a livelihood while dreaming of success.”

Sonically, “Time Out” is a masterfully arranged composition. From the opening minute, an acoustic setting is accompanied by ethereal strings, setting the stage for Sano‘s warm and captivating vocals. His storytelling vocal delivery immediately draws the listener into the narrative. As the song progresses past the one-minute mark, it explodes into a rich and vibrant ambience, driven by energetic drums and bass. Overdriven guitars, chorus-effect clean guitar, and melodic lead guitar lines further enhance the sonic landscape. Notably, a melodic bouncy synth which I first thought was a banjo due to its banjo-like vibe, adds an intriguing texture that beautifully complements the overall soundscape.

In conclusion, “Time Out” is a meticulously crafted and flawlessly produced song that will resonate with listeners. Its diversity and beauty shine through, showcasing Sano Hill‘s remarkable songwriting talent. With its compelling narrative and immersive sonic experience, this single is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who hear it.