Indie-folk artist Hazlett shares new single “Part Time Lovers”
December 16, 2022 BY Ken Li
After announcing details of his debut album Bloom Mountain (out 13th January 2023) last month, the Australian-born Stockholm-based Hazlett has shared today the final single before the full LP… “Part Time Lovers”.
It’s a track drenched in Hazlett’s signature nostalgia and thought-provoking melancholy that echoes the feeling of the winter months settling in. “A long hard look in the mirror can sometimes bring up questions you didn’t know you had and lead you to answers you didn’t want to hear…”, Hazlett says about the song. “When there’s that one amazing moment living rent-free in your head, it’s hard to admit that maybe things aren’t meant to be”.
Listen to “Part Time Lovers” below:
After releasing Oh Downhill, Side A to his debut record, back in September, the forthcoming Bloom Mountain will add five more new songs. Watch the official lyric video for the previous single “Tell Me What You Think About” HERE.
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.”
Bloom Mountain [tracklist]:
1. Please Don’t Be
2. Even If It’s Lonely
3. My Skin
4. Everybody Hates Me
6. Oh Downhill
7. Part-Time Lovers
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.
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