Moving away from your home town and starting again somewhere new can be a daunting prospect. Luckily for us, Australian born Hazel English has managed to siphon the challenges of relocating from her native country to the beaches of California into some pretty spectacular songwriting.
Following on from her debut release ‘Never Going Home’, English follows up with the wistful ‘It’s Not Real’, and it’s a captivating nugget of catchy indie goodness.
‘It’s Not Real’ rides its own wave of shimmering surf with echo chamber vocals and spiky drums that bolster the wash of infectious melody that seems to effortlessly emanate from English’s jangled guitar line.
But it’s English’s lyricism that shines through as she delivers “we keep searching for what does not exist / we’re beginning to finally admit / it’s not real”, seriously tapping into her existential side and providing a neat juxtaposition to the upbeat refrain.
Basically, ‘It’s Not Real’ is your passport to a summer beach side party with a heady cerebral spin.
Listen to ‘It’s Not Real‘ below.