Video of the Week #214: Lael Neale - Hotline

Video of the Week #214: Lael Neale – Hotline

Responsible for one of my favourite albums of 2021, Acquainted with Night, Lael Neale returns with the brittle beauty of the 60s flecked ‘Hotline‘ on Sub Pop. With a subtle backdrop and minimal beat, scored with spinning omnichord motifs and Neale’s haunting vocals that are part 60s melody, part a desperate late-night call underscored by the power of numerology. ‘Hotline’ is a song was written by Neale in collaboration with her friend, Jane McCarthy, arranged and produced by Guy Blakeslee, and mastered by Chris Coady. Watch the video below; it fits to the theme, with a white backdrop framing Neale in a nod to ’60s iconography.

In celebration of the new song, fans can dial a “hotline” to connect with Neale, and she will read callers fortunes for 2022. The number will be active beginning today, January 11th from noon – 5 pm ET. Neale explains, “I became interested in numerology through John Lennon and his belief in the significance of numbers, specifically the number nine. Because this song imagines a late-night call of desperation into a psychic hotline, I thought it’d be fun to act as that ‘psychic’ and connect with people directly, giving them a personalized fortune for this year based on their unique numerology.” Call 858-224-3129 today!

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