Hanni El-Khatib Talks Inspirations, Nicknames and Lil Wayne

Before Hanni El-Khatib hits the road this summer with Florence and the Machine and Bass Drum of Death and starts promoting his upcoming album ‘Will the Guns Come Out,’ Buzznet got the chance to sit down with the rising rock n roll star.

Hanni told us about his life before becoming a musician at a skateboard company and about getting ready for tour this summer. “It feels like this weird fun vacation,” Hanni said of his life on the road. “I’m excited to tour and play music. And my drummer is one of my super good friends.”

Hanni also spoke about what inspires his music including “50 and 60s rock ‘n roll, R&B and doo-wop” and his dream collaboration with Lil Wayne.

Check out our interview below, and then watch Hanni’s latest video for “Loved One.” It’ll make you want to snuggle up and roast ‘mallows around a bonfire with your someone special.

Watch “Loved One” by Hanni-El Khatib:

Hanni El Khatib will be on the road all summer, including Bonnaroo. Will you attend any of the dates?