Hazlett - Hesitate (Feat. OSKA)

January 16, 2023

Hazlett is an Australian-born indie-folk artist who has made a name for himself with his emotional and evocative music. His brand of ballroom indie folk and vast nostalgia will fill your heart but let you cry. He has been earning a place in punters' hearts with his live appearances and fondness of an intriguing story. He moved to Stockholm, Sweden where he founded his solo project with the help of close friend and producer Freddy Alexander. Hazlett's first full-length album "Bloom Mountain" was released last Friday via Nettwerk. And we were impatiently waiting for it!

On this album, you will find several songs we already covered on IMC and of course, the new single we're going to talk about today: "Hesitate", a collaboration with singer OSKA and benefits from a wonderful music video, to watch below:

The song has a strong emotional charge and is a perfect example of Hazlett's ability to convey a lot of emotions with just a few lines. The song's lyrics convey a sense of longing and sorrow for someone who is lost. The song's unique blend of indie-folk, rock and electronic elements paired with a wonderful music video makes it stand out.

"Hesitate" is a song that talks about a relationship that is falling apart, and the struggle of wanting to make things right, but not knowing how to fix it. The lyrics convey a sense of sadness, uncertainty, and longing for something that is now gone. The chorus "Hey, I only wanna know if I should move out or stay/ Whatever I did just say what you need to say/ Nothing is wrong when nobody’s earned the blame/ If this is the end then why do we hesitate" highlights the confusion and frustration that comes with the end of a relationship. The repetition of the phrase "if this is the end then why do we hesitate" emphasizes the character's uncertainty and highlights the theme of the song.

The addition of OSKA's vocals on the song adds a new dimension to the song and creates a powerful emotional impact. Her vocals are delicate and emotive and they perfectly complement Hazlett's lyrics. The blend of both Hazlett and OSKA's vocals creates a unique sound that adds a new layer of emotion. Those female vocals really add a sense of vulnerability and fragility to the collab, which perfectly captures the emotions of the characters.

Hazlett is an artist to keep an eye on, and his debut album "Bloom Mountain" is a must-listen for fans of indie-folk and alternative music. It's a collection of songs that showcases his undeniable talent as a writer and his ability to create captivating and emotional music. The album is a journey through the intricacies of relationships, heartbreaks, and the longing for connection. From the opening track to the last one, the album is filled with a surreal amount of gems to listen to.

"Hesitate" being his 5th feature on IMC, you know what it means. He's joining the IMC Family in a record time of only 5 months!

Picture by Olof Grind

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