HATCHIE shares 3rd single from debut album, 'Keepsake', out June 21st on Heavenly
Hear "Obsessed" now. UK live dates next month!
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Having just completed an extensive US tour with Girlpool, Hatchie is currently preparing for UK live dates next month in support of her long-awaited debut album 'Keepsake', out June 21st via Heavenly.
Today she shares an irresistibly catchy third single from the record, "Obsessed", saying: "It's a song about friendship. I wrote it when reflecting on my teenage tendency to cling to a new best friend for support, until I eventually convinced myself I wasn't worthy of their friendship. It's ultimately a celebration of meeting somebody who you look up to who helps you grow into a more adventurous person.”
The track is accompanied by a video made up of phone footage from the last few months of touring, offering a glimpse into life on the road with Hatchie.
"Obsessed" video below:
On her debut EP 'Sugar & Spice', Hatchie delivered the sonic equivalent of falling deliriously in love: a sustained rush of feeling, rendered in swoony melodies and gauzy guitar tones and endlessly hypnotic layers of sound. Now, with her full-length debut ‘Keepsake’ due for release in the height of summer, the Australian singer/songwriter tries on countless new textures, exploring everything from industrial to new wave to dance-pop, handling each with understated elegance and pure, powerful feeling.
Throughout ‘Keepsake’, Hatchie’s kaleidoscopic sonic palette draws out distinct moods and tones, continually revealing her depth and imagination as a musician and songwriter. In the making of the record, the Brisbane-bred musician otherwise known as Harriette Pilbeam recorded in a home studio in Melbourne and worked again with John Castle—the producer behind ‘Sugar & Spice’. And while the album begins and ends with massively catchy pop tracks, many songs drift into more emotionally tangled terrain, shedding light on experiences both ephemeral and life-changing.
From “being dragged to a party I don’t want to be at, then getting at a fight at the party, and kind of hating myself for it but hating everybody else too” amidst the wobbly synth lines and fantastically icy spoken-word vocals of “Unwanted Guest,” to radiant jangle-pop gem “Her Own Heart”, which puts a singular twist on the post-breakup narrative, there’s a self-possessed spirit that infuses all of the record.
Ultimately ‘Keepsake’ serves as a document of a particularly kinetic moment in Hatchie’s life. “I’m not much of a nostalgic person when it comes to memories, but I do have a tendency to hold on to certain things, like tickets from the first time I went someplace on holiday,” says Hatchie in reflecting on the album’s title. “It made sense to me to call the record that, at a time when I’m going to probably end up with a lot of keepsakes—and in a way, this whole album is almost like a keepsake in itself.”
‘Keepsake’ will be released on June 21st via Heavenly. Pre-order links here: http://
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May 16, 2019 12:12pm ET by Stereo Sanctity