Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


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Website

hazelenglishmusic.com/

Bio

“Sometimes I feel like we’re just sleepwalking through our lives. We’re not really present.” Hazel English wants us to open our eyes. Through her shimmering, daydream-pop, the Sydney-born singer-songwriter is on a mission to rattle the cages of our very existence, asking us to dig deep and ask challenging questions of ourselves. ‘Wake UP!’, her debut album, is a call to arms: an attempt to “make people become more aware and mindful,” she says.

Where debut EP ‘Just Give In/Never Going Home’ was very much a lo-fi, bedroom-produced record, English left her home setup behind in favour of roomy recording studios and tapped up session players for her debut album. Bigger, lusher, and more live-sounding, the LP shows a new side to English: one that conveys the joy and excitement of collaboration. Drawing from a more grandiose sonic palette while pulling on the same sun-kissed thread of her previous work, half of the record was made in LA
with super-producer Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Charli XCX, Angel Olsen), while English flew to Atlanta to work with Ben H. Allen (Deerhunter, M.I.A, Animal Collective) on the other half.

Review

Review by Elsa Silberstein Elsa Silberstein

16 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

Dreamy fuzzy dream fuzz. Love how it takes me right back to the long slow days of a careless summer.

Dreamy fuzzy dream fuzz. Love how it takes me right back to the long slow days of a careless summer.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

05 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

ummmm excuse me hazel you have swallowed my heart again.

ummmm excuse me hazel you have swallowed my heart again.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

05 Mar 2020

Triple J
40

Hazel just stunned us with this autumnal dream. I'm all blissed out and seeing everything in sepia tones.

Hazel just stunned us with this autumnal dream. I'm all blissed out and seeing everything in sepia tones.