listen to a new song from hazel english

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photo courtesy of brandon c. long

if the production on hazel english’s new single sounds somewhat familiar, that’s because it probably is.  jackson phillips, the creative force behind day wave, teams with his fellow oakland resident for “fix,” a warm slice of nostalgia that fits perfectly into the earliest days of autumn.  the song blends english’s bleary vocals with phillips’ signature combination of single-note guitar lines and simple drum programming well, but “fix” really comes into its own towards the end, as it slows to a half-time feel to allow english’s cries of “i want to feel alive” to take on a more melancholic quality.  take a listen below.

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