Hatchie shares new song/video “This Enchanted”

Hatchie shares new song/video “This Enchanted”
It’s the first single for the Australian artist’s new label Secretly Canadian.

By Jordan Darville

September 14, 2021

Most modern renditions of nostalgic pop tropes will simply prompt you to revisit the real thing, but Hatchie (a.k.a. Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam) makes them her own on her new single “This Enchanted,” Hatchie’s first for her new label Secretly Canadian. It’s shoegaze, it’s rave, it’s late ’90s mall-pop all at once, and it makes the combination seem completely natural. The tune comes with a new music video starring Hatchie in a pair of Romeo + Juliet-style angel wings as she traverses a city.

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“‘This Enchanted’ encapsulates everything I wanted to do moving forward from my first album,” Hatchie said in a statement. “It’s one of the more lighthearted, lyrically vague songs of my new recordings about falling in love; it’s not a perfect relationship, but you’re enthralled by one another and it’s an easy love. It’s one of the most fun songs I’ve written, so it was a no-brainer to pick it as my first solo release in almost two years.”

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Thumbnail photo by Nick Maguire

Hatchie – The Enchanted

Hatchie’s new single This Enchanted is out now on Secretly Canadian and Ivy League Records
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Sometimes I’m too close to just let go
When others leave it all behind
Next time I should learn to just let go
But then you take some more and lie

It shouldn’t have to be so hard
I shouldn’t have to hold your hand
You shouldn’t have to break my heart
You shouldn’t have to, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

Chorus:
It’s washing over me
This enchanted, this enchanted
Your image is all I see
This enchanted, this enchanted
(Ah-ah-ah-ah) This enchanted

My eyes were closed from the get-go
It seemed too high to climb
I try to run away from the echoes
But they hit harder every time

It shouldn’t have to be so hard
I shouldn’t have to hold your hand
You shouldn’t have to break my heart
You shouldn’t have to, ah-ah-ah-ah-ah

I never believed something could feel so right
(Never felt so right)
You wanna be free, I’d rather stay inside of this enchanted
This enchanted, this enchanted

Chorus:
It’s washing over me
This enchanted, this enchanted
Your image is all I see
This enchanted, this enchanted
It’s washing over me
This enchanted, this enchanted
Your image is all I see
This enchanted, this enchanted
This enchanted

Secretly Canadian to celebrate 25th anniversary with reissues and covers, share two new songs

Secretly Canadian to celebrate 25th anniversary with reissues and covers, share two new songs
The campaigned kicks off with new covers from Stella Donnelly and Porridge Radio.

By Sajae Elder

April 16, 2021

Indie label Secretly Canadian plans to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the release of album reissues, previously unreleased songs, and covers, Pitchfork reports. Some of the 12 planned reissues are set to include Tig Notaro’s Live, Whitney’s 2016 album Light Upon the Lake, and War on Drugs’ 2008 album Wagonwheel Blues, each pressed on colored vinyl and limited to 1000 copies per title. They can be pre-ordered here.

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In addition to the announcement, the label shared two new songs as part of the SC25 singles compilation: Stella Donnelly covering Jens Lekman’s “If I Could Cry,” and Porridge Radio’s take on Scout Niblett’s “Wet Road.” Described as a collection of “new, rare and unreleased songs, covers and collaborations from artists both within and outside the Secretly Canadian family,” other confirmed SC25 artists include Madison McFerrin, and NNAMDÏ.

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To coincide with the larger commemorative campaign, the label will also spearhead fundraising efforts that will see the profit from music sales go to Bloomington, Indian shelter New Hope for Families with a goal of raising $250,000.

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Listen to “Wet Road” and “If I Could Cry” below.

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Stream serpentwithfeet’s new album DEACON

Stream serpentwithfeet’s new album DEACON
The singer’s sophomore album is here.

By Sajae Elder

March 26, 2021

Image via Secretly Canadian.

 

Los Angeles-based artist serpentwithfeet shared his sophomore album DEACON on Friday. The album features previously released singles including “Fellowship,” “Same Size Shoe,” and the Nao-assisted “Heart Storm,” which dropped last week. The album tracks like an exploration of Black love, both romantic and platonic, through the artist’s soft but straightforward delivery.

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“I originally approached this project wanting to make something that felt very sensuous. Something a lot softer, a lot more gentle than my previous work,” he said of the album in a statement. “I wanted to create something that felt calm and restrained. This was my way of tapping into the energy many deacons possess.”

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The album serves as a follow up to his 2018 debut soil.

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Revisit serpentwithfeet’s 2018 FADER cover story and listen to the project below.

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