Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Bon Iver, James Vincent McMorrow, Leonard Cohen, Elliot Smith, Chet Faker


Influences

Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel


Bio

A Brisbane talent who cut his teeth working as a touring musician and ghostwriter-for-hire, preferring to stay behind-the-scenes and out of the limelight. It wasn’t until one of his original tracks was discovered by an old friend overseas — and after a last minute long-haul flight to Sweden — his own solo project was born.

After locking himself in a Stockholm studio and pouring his heart out in song, he emerged three months later as Hazlett.

Drawing from folk, indie, and pop, Hazlett’s songs are letters to people around him, from girlfriends past and present to wayward friends, strangers on trains and the celebrity he wound up doing drunk karaoke with one night in New York.

For Hazlett, song writing is a form of therapy and expression for a sensitive soul who shies away from attention. “I'm usually not the talking type,” he says. “I guess I just save it up and I write it down in a song.”