Hatchie is back with her new video for ‘Stay With Me,‘ this dreamy yet longing song, has dancey synth dappled undercurrents. It’s the second single from her anticipated debut album, Keepsake which is set for release on June 21st via Heavenly.
Of the song, Harriette Pilbeam says: “‘Stay With Me’ was written as a writing exercise in an effort to step away from my usual style into something more fun and dancey. We originally wrote it with someone else in mind but realized it was the perfect fit for my album as I wanted to expand into a different sound. It became one of my favourite songs on the record because I’m a sucker for crying-in-the-club tracks.”
Her full-length debut Keepsake due for release in the height of summer, the Australian singer/songwriter tries on countless new textures, exploring everything from industrial to new wave to dance-pop, handling each with understated elegance and pure, powerful feeling.
In the making of the record, the Brisbane-bred musician otherwise known as Harriette Pilbeam recorded in a home studio in Melbourne and worked again with John Castle—the producer behind ‘Sugar & Spice’. And while the album begins and ends with two massively catchy pop tracks—the brightly defiant ‘Not That Kind,’ the euphoric and epic ‘Keep’—many songs drift into more emotionally tangled terrain.
Keepsake serves as a document of a particularly kinetic moment in Hatchie’s life. “I’m not much of a nostalgic person when it comes to memories, but I do have a tendency to hold on to certain things, like tickets from the first time I went someplace on holiday,” says Hatchie in reflecting on the album’s title. “It made sense to me to call the record that, at a time when I’m going to probably end up with a lot of keepsakes—and in a way, this whole album is almost like a keepsake in itself.”
‘Keepsake’ will be released on June 21st via Heavenly. Pre-order links here: http://smarturl.it/keepsake
Hatchie live dates:
29-May Primavera Sound Barcelona, ES
1-Jun Heartland Festival Copenhagen, DK
3-Jun Obaren Stockholm, SE
5-Jun Berghain / Kantine Berlin, DE
7-Jun Paradiso (Small Hall) Amsterdam, NL
8-Jun Villette Sonique Paris, FR
9-Jun Green Door Store, BRIGHTON UK
11-Jun The Louisiana, BRISTOL UK
12-Jun Moth Club, LONDON UK
13-Jun Yes, MANCHESTER UK
14-Jun Brudenell Social Club, LEEDS UK (Heavenly Weekender)