Indie-folk artist Hazlett makes surprise return with “Blame The Moon”

July 21, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Out today via Nettwerk, “Blame the Moon” is the surprising return of Australian-born, Stockholm based indie-folk artist Hazlett. Barely a season removed from his debut album Bloom Mountain, the new song is the first glimpse of a new record recorded in the Swedish countryside.

“The easiest thing in the world is to think it’s something else’s fault. The grand plans, the set backs, the lowlights, they have a tendency to slowly take their toll,” Hazlett says about the track. “Even though you know deep down the universe isn’t out to get you, there’s a strange relief found in leaning on an excuse. It’s not a perfect remedy and it’s one hell of a bad habit to break, but on those days when you just don’t have the fight in you anymore it can be the thing to get us by.”

Watch the “Blame the Moon” lyric video here below:

Stream/buy track here:

“Blame the Moon” is taken from Hazlett’s upcoming new EP due out later this year. More details soon.

The indie songwriter was born and raised in Australia but if the past few years are anything to go by, he’s very much bloomed in Sweden.

An old friend, one big break-up and playing Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’ 3 times a night was the unplanned cocktail of moments that saw him throw adulthood to the wayside and venture to the other side of the world.

A pocket full of nerves and a tangled mess of memories became the start of Hazlett’s unique brand of “Indie Ballroom Folk”. But everything crystallised one summer in Stockholm after finding the fabled collaborator chemistry in now close friend Freddy Alexander. A lot has changed since then and what started as a way for him to “figure out some things in his head…” has now become a whole world of music and beautiful details to move through. Emphasised by the release of his debut album ‘Bloom Mountain’ in early 2023.

His propensity for figuring things out himself and turning chaos into some kind of nostalgic lesson hasn’t gone unnoticed either, with The Line of Best Fit noting that “Hazlett is offering up a hazy, textured version of the classic singer-songwriter sound.”

Even though the nerves never quite go away, there’s this newfound quiet confidence to the troubadour from the land down under. You may not have met, but sometimes when you’re listening to Hazlett he feels like the only friend you’ve ever had.