Hazel English – Shaking

by Woody on November 6, 2019

Photo credit: Janelle Shirtcliff

Hazel English is back with her first new music since 2017. Signed to Polyvinyl, 2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the Australian native. Here’s some info from the PR team.

Hazel English is excited to share her first new music since 2017, with the sixties-imbued leftfield-pop slink of “Shaking.” The Australian born, US-based musician made an almost perfect introduction with a double whammy of EP releases in the form of Just Give In and Never Going Home back in 2017. It was the sound of a young musician with an innate ear for melody and an eye for something bigger than the venues she was playing. Aurally, it was deliriously colourful old-school dream-pop that slinked and fizzed, hook-fronted and awash with tones and textures. Although there were tones of lo-fi scratchiness to those recordings, there was something much more stereophonic sounding in Hazel’s output.

Shaking, debuting today with a video directed by Erin S. Murray, sidesteps that shoegazey-fuzz and hits on something more direct and substantial. If the early EPs were painted with pastels, Shaking launches Hazel English’s return in glorious technicolour. It was written alongside Blake Stranathan and produced by LA’s Justin Raisen (Angel Olsen, Charli XCX). If LA is now Hazel’s adopted home, Shaking sounds like it’s got the Californian sunshine coursing through its veins on a drip.

Hazel English is here

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