Oakland-based Aussie native Hazel English burst onto the scene with a sun-soaked summer debut, “Never Going Home” that quickly caught listeners’ attention. English’s second single, “It’s Not Real,” continues with a welcome breath and sunkissed tone. The track evokes a dreamier, female-fronted version of Beach Fossils with its soft, hazy lo-fi glow and gently jangly guitar. It’s a warm, comfortable indie-pop track made for the endless search of an impossible ideal in the wide open sky. Here’s what English had to say about the song:
This song is about the pursuit of perfection and how easy it is to lose yourself in the process, so I wrote it as a kind of warning to myself, to keep it real.
She’s got a strong sense of self, and you can already identify that in her first two songs. Listen to her beachy new track below.
Expect more from Hazel English out soon.