Indie-folk artist Hazlett announces album ‘Bloom Mountain’; shares new single “Tell Me What You Dream About”
November 4, 2022 BY Ken Li
Today the rising Stockholm-based musician Hazlett has announced details of his debut album Bloom Mountain, out 13th January 2023. After releasing Oh Downhill, Side A to his first full-length album, back in September, Bloom Mountain will add another five songs to complete the ‘whole’ album.
To accompany the announcement, Hazlett has shared his new single “Tell Me What You Dream About”. Featuring hypnotic guitar work and irresistible melodies fit for a road trip, the song dares us to see things from a different perspective. “I think you need to step out of your own self to see things clearly sometimes. Life becomes pretty heavy when you can’t brush by a little inconvenience or the fear of failing,” Hazlett explained. “So, I tried to picture what my future self would be telling me if we were friends. Waiting for me, cheering me on and reminding me of everything I’ve done so far. I think we forget that we need to encourage ourselves from time to time.”
Watch the official lyric video for “Tell Me What You Think About” below:
Single is available from digital retailers here:
Hazlett will be supporting UK singer-songwriter Nathan Ball at the intimate St Pancras Old Church in London, UK this coming Monday, 7th November.
Conversations connect us. We relate through the exchange of ambitions, thoughts, experiences, and emotions. Hazlett’s music unfurls like a late-night chat between friends where the only thing stronger than the last sip of coffee is the candour. The Australia-born and Stockholm-based multi-instrumentalist converses through eloquent folk-style songcraft laced with electronic flourishes and alternative experimentation. After amassing over 30 million streams and earning acclaim from NME, The Line of Best Fit, Atwood Magazine, Clash, and more, he brings everyone into the discussion on a series of singles for Nettwerk and his 2023 full-length debut album.
“I wanted to write this album differently; the songs are conversations being retold by a friend of a friend,” he reveals. “Anytime you pass another person’s story on, you embellish certain moments because those are the moments worth retelling. Certain details get a little hazy, and some are vivid as if they happened yesterday.”
1. Please Don’t Be
2. Even If It’s Lonely
3. My Skin
4. Everybody Hates Me
6. Oh Downhill
7. Part-Time Lover
9. Tell Me What You Dream About
10. To Sleep In A King Alone
Hazlett’s brand of ballroom indie folk and vast nostalgia will fill your heart but let you cry. This modern-day nomad has been earning a place in punters’ hearts with his live appearances and fondness of an intriguing story. From his stunning 2017 debut EP Honey, Where Is My Home to the dream-induced 2020 follow-up Thundering Hopes, Hazlett has an affinity for dancing the line of “my life is a mess” to “everything happens for a reason” and making you feel a part of it all. After ghost-writing and playing in various rhythm sections for most of his formative years, the shy guy from Brisbane found a creative home in the farthest of places, Sweden. Hazlett packed up his things and now resides in Stockholm where his solo project was founded with the help of close friend and producer Freddy Alexander. Writing with his gut and heart like a troubadour of old and combining it with the modern sonic landscape that dances in his head things are blooming in his new-found home in the Northern Hemisphere. Hazlett’s has so far released two well received EPs, toured across Europe, Australia and grew a close-knit family of people he trusts in his adopted home. “As much as Hazlett is me, I think anything good in life is better when you let people in”. With that team spirit in mind, they all made the decision at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to pause everything, bunker down and work on Hazlett’s first full-length album which is set to be released on his new label home Nettwerk in January 2023.