Australian songwriter HAZLETT releases ‘Suncats’, a post break-up summer bop. Drawing on incredibly personal narratives, the rising artist weaves introspective themes with sumptuous arrangements. His unique brand of head bopping indie is fresh and bold, delivering lush instrumentation and dynamic percussion. ‘Suncats’ sees HAZLETT emerge as a definitive voice within a crowded genre.
“I was lying on the floor of the studio sulking and strumming my guitar. The sun was reflecting off it and dancing along the wall when my Swedish friend pointed to the reflections and said “what do you call those in English?”. I said we didn’t really have a word for something like that. He explained in Sweden you call them ‘Solkatter’ which directly translates to ‘Suncats’. That word flipped the switch for me. It took something so simple or unnoticeable and made it poetic. It was like a metaphor that snapped me out of my cliché post break-up depression. Find a little beauty in the mundane and even a little good in the bad. If you do that nothing is ever a waste of time.”