Hatchie Announces New Album “Giving The World Away”, Shares New Song “Quicksand”
- Australian singer-songwriter Harriette Pilbeam, aka Hatchie announced her sophomore album “Giving The World Away” would be released on April 22, 2022 via Secretly Canadian.
On January 19th, she unveiled the second single off of the album called “Quicksand”, following “This Enchanted”.
It was co-written with Dan Nigro, who also produced the track, and long-time Hatchie collaborator and guitarist Joe Agius. The accompanying music video was directed by Nathan Castiel.
“'Quicksand' is about dealing with the realisation that you'll never be satisfied,” Harriette Pilbeam said of the song in a statement. “I started writing it when I was home between tours in 2019 before finishing it with Joe Agius and Dan Nigro the next year. I was feeling guilty and ungrateful for not being happy about a few different things in my life that were technically going well. I had to work through some tough learned thought processes and emotions that had been working away for years to try to understand how to be happy with my present, and stop fixating on my past and future. The video digs deeper into showing this juxtaposition of such sadness and anger despite being surrounded by glamour and grandeur.”
- Director Nathan Castiel added, “For 'Quicksand,' I created a video that plays off of some tropes of Hollywood glamour in a melancholy and surreal way while giving Harriette room to perform and express the song's raw emotion. We leaned into a neon-tinged after hours aesthetic and shot on 16mm which added a griminess to the opulent locations and set pieces.”
The album comprises 12-track, produced by Jorge Elbrecht, featuring Agius and Beacch House drummer James Barone.
“There's more to me than just writing songs about being in love or being heartbroken — there's a bigger picture than that,” Harriette Pilbeam said in a statement about album. “This album really just feels like the beginning to me and scratching the surface – and even though it's my third release as Hatchie, I feel like I'm rebooting from scratch.”
Photo by Lissyelle
- source : Apple Music