4/24/2020

Hazel English Debut Album + New Single Both Titled ‘Wake UP!’ Out Today

Debut Album + New Single Both Titled Wake UP! Out Today
“Matching indelible melodies with crisp yet dreamy production” Stereogum
"Polished, nostalgic rock that still overflows with breathy melody." - Paste Magazine
"Wake UP! is a delightful triumph that incites self-discovery and love" Exclaim!
"It has a neo-psychedelia sound with elements of folk instrumentation." Under The Radar

Today, Hazel English releases her debut album Wake UP! via Polyvinyl Record Co./Marathon Artists.

Wake UP! has thus far been met with critical acclaim, with Stereogum writing that Hazel English is "Matching indelible melodies with crisp yet dreamy production and Paste Magazine describing the music as, Polished, nostalgic rock that still overflows with breathy melody." Exclaim! wrote "Wake Up! is a delightful triumph that incites self-discovery and love."

Title track and new single "Wake UP!" is a perfect example of the album’s transfixing charm. Driven by a jangly, psychedelic riff, the track assertively commands the listener’s attention and exudes a vibrant energy that makes it an exciting listen from start to finish. Speaking about the title track and album, Hazel says: “Wake UP! is about confronting difficult truths in order to step into a more mindful reality. It’s a reminder to wake up and be present in a time where we are used to switching off and looking for constant entertainment. The album is an exploration of my revelations and some of my most vulnerable moments. I poured my heart and soul into this record so it means a lot to be able to share it with the world. I hope that it brings people comfort during these uncertain times.”

Wake UP! was produced by Justin Raisen (Angel Olsen, Charli XCX) in LA and Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Glass Animals, The Big Moon) in Atlanta. It’s a record that Hazel serves as a timely klaxon to give us all a meaningful shake and become more present in our own lives. “Sometimes I feel like we’re just sleepwalking through our lives,” Hazel explains, hoping that Wake UP! helps “make people become more aware and mindful.” Confronting issues with capitalism, Wake UP! also explores power struggles, looking at how shifting dynamics affect relationships, be it in the music industry or in romantic life. It’s a multi-faceted, multi-layered record, kissed by Hazel’s own unique poetic verse.
Wake UP! is out now via Polyvinyl Record Co./Marathon Artists, stream HERE.

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