Today, A24 Music and Prime Video shared the second single, "Poison," from the highly anticipated adult animation series HAZBIN HOTEL. The high-energy pop track is written and produced by composers Sam Haft and Andrew Underberg, and features showstopping vocals by Blake Roman.
HAZBIN HOTEL follows Charlie, the princess of Hell, as she pursues her seemingly impossible goal of rehabilitating demons to peacefully reduce overpopulation in her kingdom. After a yearly extermination imposed by angels, she opens a hotel in hopes that patrons will be "checking out" into Heaven. While most of Hell mocks her goal, her devoted partner Vaggie, and their first test subject, adult-film star Angel Dust, stick by her side. When a powerful entity known as the "Radio Demon" reaches out to assist Charlie in her endeavors, her crazy dream is given a chance to become a reality.
The first season of HAZBIN HOTEL consists of eight episodes, with four episodes premiering on Prime Video January 19, 2024 and two episodes rolling out weekly through February 2. The series will be available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Fans can continue to visit HazbinHotel.com to pre-order special packages that include exclusive Season One merchandise until January 12, when early access to the first two episodes will be available to stream on the A24 App one week before they release on Prime Video, along with a virtual Q&A event with Vivienne Medrano and special guests. They can listen to the first single, "Happy Day in Hell," which debuted October 20, here.
Songwriters Sam Haft is a platinum-certified artist/singer/songwriter best known for being half of duo The Living Tombstone, which NME dubbed as “the Internet’s biggest gaming band.” The Living Tombstone have over 40 billion global streams to their name, and their original song “My Ordinary Life” is now RIAA-certified platinum. On top of his musical involvements, Haft is also a voiceover artist in some cartoons and iconic anime properties, and a writer-director whose shorts have been featured in the A.V. Club amongst others.
Haft also released his solo EP, Bad Times, in 2023 to great reviews and indie press acclaim, including Mixdown Magazine saying, “Sam Haft can really do it all,” and V Magazine stating the single “Grow Up” has an amazingly catchy hook and addicting chorus. The extended version of his Bad Times EP, conveniently titled Badder Times!, debuted December 8, 2023.
Andrew Underberg is an Emmy-nominated songwriter/composer. He has written and produced music for TV series (Hailey’s on It!, Bizaardvark, Team Kaylie), TV movies (The J Team, Monster High, Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams), and pop artists (Twice, Stray Kids, Hailee Steinfeld).
About Hazbin Hotel Created by Vivienne Medrano, Hazbin Hotel is based on her popular animated pilot released on YouTube in 2019 and quickly gained over 92 million views and a rabid worldwide fan base. The series blends adult humor, unforgettable characters, and catchy musical numbers creating a wholly original and unique world.
Vivienne Medrano serves as executive producer and directed all episodes. Joel Kuwahara and Dana Tafoya-Cameron, and Scott Greenberg (Season One) also serve as executive producers. Hazbin Hotel is produced by A24 and FOX Entertainment’s Emmy award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment.