New must-watch video from Hazel English

If you’ve not yet had enough sunshine in August then this new video will meet your cravings with a woozy cool wistfulness and a dreamy sun-kissed vibe.

“Never Going Home” is Hazel English’s goose-bumping first release from the forthcoming eponymous EP (out 7 October) and the 25 year old from Oakland is certainly someone to watch out for on this evidence.  The song has a jangly indie guitar underbelly but with overriding pop sensibilities.  It’s like a cross between The Sundays and Blonde Redhead but with more of a hazy charm.

Her double-tracked vocal ties it all together with a reverb-heavy sound that compliments that feeling of nostalgia and adventure also highlighted in the Sam Hayes-directed video.  It showcases Hazel’s love of thrift-store costumes which you’ll know are integral to her world if you follow her on social media.  The visuals and the lyrics go hand in hand, a liberating journey which reflects those themes of innocence, discovery and freedom in an appropriate retro filter.

“Never going home” is measured yet effortless and you can pre-order the EP here

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As a lover of music, cats and chocolate it was inevitable that Paul would end up writing for us. A tireless singer/songwriter from the UK with a tiresome number of music projects, his worrying knowledge of the 80s and the evolution of crisps and confectionery (or chips and candy for our US readers) has seen him both gain jobs and lose friends.

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