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Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Hazel English - Wake Up!
Wake Up! presents the feature writer with a delightful problem: With this much pop perfection in ten tracks, how does one even choose which songs to feature? Our solution is to relax and pick a few, because, really, we can't be wrong with any of them. The album is a confection of upbeat, relentlessly positive pop by Los Angeles based Aussie Hazel English. For her full length debut, Hazel's theme is to live a fully realized life, with conscious and mindful choices. The theme is timely as it is too easy for those of use sheltering in place of working from home to pull into a shell. But as useful as we find the theme, the genius presented in Wake Up! is the breezy, '60s pop inflected tunes and ace vocals. This is an album that will make you feel good every time you play it.
Wake Up! is out now in digital, vinyl and CD formats via Polyvinyl Records.