Indie-folk artist Hazlett returns with stunningly honest ‘Everybody Hates Me’, out today
August 12, 2022 BY Jason Currell
Following on from previous singles ‘Please Don’t Be’, ‘Even If It’s Only’ and ‘My Skin’, the rising Stockholm-based musician Hazlett returns today with an angsty pivot on ‘Everybody Hates Me’. It’s a stunning, slow-building serenade to the mental fallout from an isolating period of time for everyone…
Hazlett explains the meaning behind the song’s lyrics “…the past couple of years has made us so unsustainably connected and online, I felt like I was losing myself in it. I became hyper aware if people were behaving remotely different and the constant solitude turned these thoughts into thinking that nobody liked me. It became a moment on the record to get things off my chest, not necessarily to solve anything but to at least leave it out to dry.”
Listen to ‘Everybody Hates Me’:
Watch a beautiful live recording of ‘Everybody Hates Me’:
All the current singles will be included on Hazlett’s Oh Downhill which is Side A of his first full-length album. Oh Downhill will be released digitally on 23rd September via Nettwerk.
Hazlett’s brand of ballroom indie folk and vast nostalgia will fill your heart but let you cry. Born in Australia, bloomed in Sweden, 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. This has led to him being featured in key tastemaker press such as NME, Clash, The Line of Best Fit, Atwood, Music Feeds to name just a few. With the rising musician currently working on more brand-new material for his upcoming full-length album debut with Nettwerk, it’s clear Hazlett is weaving his way to something bigger.
After ghostwriting 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.
For more information and any press enquiries, please contact Ken Li @ Nettwerk.