HAZEL ENGLISH – ” Five and Dime “

Posted: August 17, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Hazel English has shared a new video for her single “Five and Dime” taken from her debut album “Wake UP!” , which you can pick up now from the Polyvinyl Store. Before I dive in, grab the nearest hairbrush, broom, swiffer – whatever your mic of choice is. Because Hazel English’s “Five and Dime” is a you’ve-absolutely-gotta sing along kinda track. And now it’s got an incredibly fun new video to boot! The visual has Hazel traversing every color to dazzling effect. Dive in now.

And don’t you dare miss out on Hazel’s wonderful World Cafe session! From science fiction to an intimate home recording, it’s truly such a treat.

‘”Five and Dime” is a woozy, idyllic view into Hazel’s world, which is built on timeless-sounding melodies, retro-tinged soundscapes and a knack for resonant lyrics. The mid-tempo number is reminiscent of the playful love songs of ’60s pop, as Hazel frustratedly muses on a love interest who is consuming her thoughts and detracting from her focus, “Gotta get away cause you’re taking up all of my time / You know I need my space so I’m heading to the Five and Dime.”

Speaking about the new video, Hazel says: “Five and Dime” is about longing for escape and freedom so I thought it would be fun to create an idyllic beach vacation, constructed from a set with cardboard cut out waves and fake palm trees. The idea behind it is that while I’m fantasizing about escaping to a tropical place, it’s clear I’m just kind of stuck in this pretend version of it. I wanted to evoke the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals from the ’50s and ’60s, complete with dance choreography and bright colourful costumes.”

Five and Dime is taken from my debut album “Wake Up!”

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