ARTIST OF THE WEEK: No.282 - Hazel English

Having spent the last few months dazzling us with her fantastic new singles 'Shaking' and 'Off My Mind', rising frontwoman Hazel English now returns with the latest cut to be lifted from her forthcoming debut album.

The new track 'Combat' channels the wistful energy of The Mamas & The Papas, Jefferson Airplane and Revolver-era Beatles to create a warm and enticing new swoon, which is set to feature on her upcoming LP 'Wake UP!', out on the 24th April via Marathon Artists.

Speaking about her new offering, she said, “‘Combat’ is about the push and pull of two people dealing with conflict in a relationship. It’s about how sometimes winning an argument can actually mean losing the real battle - maintaining intimacy with a partner.”

Wake UP! was produced by Justin Raisen (Angel Olsen, Charli XCX) in LA and Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Glass Animals, The Big Moon) in Atlanta. It’s a record that Hazel serves as a timely klaxon to give us all a meaningful shake and become more present in our own lives. “Sometimes I feel like we’re just sleepwalking through our lives,” Hazel explains, hoping that Wake UP! helps “make people become more aware and mindful.” Confronting issues with capitalism, Wake UP! also explores power struggles, looking at how shifting dynamics affect relationships, be it in the music industry or in romantic life. It’s a multi-faceted, multi-layered record, kissed by Hazel’s own unique poetic verse.

Have a listen to 'Combat' in the player below.