Indie-folk artist Hazlett shares bewitching new single “Missionary Feelings”
August 18, 2023 BY Jason Currell
After sharing the surprise new track “Blame the Moon” last month, rising Australian-born, Stockholm based indie-folk artist Hazlett returns today with the reflective single “Missionary Feelings”. It’s another cut from his upcoming new record recorded in the Swedish countryside.
On the meaning behind the track, Hazlett says: “I read this theory about how being stuck in the middle is the worst place to find yourself, where things are fine but not quite bad enough to make a change. But even if that change throws you in the wrong direction at least you wind up there faster and finding what’s meant to be sooner than if you stayed.”
Listen/share “Missionary Feelings”:
Both “Missionary Feelings” and previous single “Blame the Moon” are taken from Hazlett’s upcoming new EP due out later this year. More details very soon.
Hazlett will be on tour in Europe and the UK with Josiah & The Bonnevilles then labelmates Wild Rivers over the next month. Full list of dates is below:
15th Aug – Stockholm, Sweden @ Himlavalvet ^
17th Aug – Odense, Denmark @ Posten ^
22nd Aug – London, UK @ The Lexington ^
27th Aug – Cardiff, Wales @ Between The Trees Festival
29th Aug – Glasgow, UK @ Oran Mor *
30th Aug – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell, UK *
1st Sept – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall *
3rd Sept – Bristol, UK @ Thekla *
4th Sept – Brighton, UK @ Komedia *
6th Sept – Paris, France @ Le Pop-Up Label *
8th Sept – Utrecht, Netherlands @ TivoliVredenburg *
12th Sept – Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub Berlin *
14th Sept – Hamburg, Germany @ Hebebühne *
*supporting Wild Rivers
^supporting Josiah & The Bonnevilles
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.