‘ROOFTOPS (FT. LIAM BENZVI)’
+ ANNOUNCES GIVING THE
WORLD AWAY (DELUXE)
Hatchie has announced a digital deluxe version of her captivating 2022 album Giving The World Away. The deluxe edition will include five additional songs and is set for release on Friday April 7. Along with the announcement comes the release of ‘Rooftops (ft. Liam Benzvi)’, a new single that was written in the time between completing the album and its release.
Hatchie says “I wrote, recorded and mixed Giving The World Away with Joe [Agius] and Jorge [Elbrecht] in 2020, with Joe and I recording in Brisbane and Jorge mixing in Denver. We wrapped everything up in December, with plans to release in April 2022. In the meantime, the three of us were finally all able to get back in a room together in 2021, with no specific plans for the outcome. After five intense writing days in the bitter Denver winter, we ended up with about 12 new ideas, some of which we felt fit perfectly into the world of the long-finished album. It was too late to make any additions at that stage, but we felt it would be a shame for them to not be included in the release. To me, these songs round out the world this album established, with my original intention being to make a more uplifting, energetic record than my first.”
Hatchie’s second album, Giving The World Away, was released early in 2022 to widespread critical praise. Featuring extensive input from long-time Hatchie collaborator Joe Agius, it takes the celestial, shimmering shoegaze and pop sensibilities of her earlier releases, but with the volume knob cranked up tenfold. Built out with percussion from Beach House drummer James Barone, it’s synthed-out, sonic opulence is more structured and ornate musically with traces of ‘90s trip-hop and acid house influences. The album was produced by Jorge Elbrecht with additional co-writing and production by Olivia Rodrigo collaborator Dan Nigro.
The digital deluxe edition includes five new songs and fellow Australian Jay Watson (Tame Impala, GUM, Pond) appears on drums on three of the five new tracks: “Rooftops (ft. Liam Benzvi)”, “Cast Aside” and “Dream On (Country Girl)”.
Hatchie – Giving The World Away Digital DeluxehereTrack listing: 1. Lights On 2. This Enchanted 3. Twin 4. Take My Hand 5. The Rhythm 6. Quicksand 7. Thinking Of 8. Giving The World Away 9. The Key 10. Don’t Leave Me In The Rain 11. Sunday Song 12. Til We Run Out of Air 13. Nosedive 14. Cast Aside 15. Rooftops (ft. Liam Benzvi) 16. Dream On (Country Girl) 17. The Rhythm (George Clanton Remix)Out Friday 7 April via Ivy League Records Pre-order
“Like a pop princess reworking a Slowdive record, Giving the World Away shows Hatchie flaunting her ability to belt out a great chorus with a pedalboard at her feet… More confident and catchy than ever before.” - Loud & Quiet
“Pilbeam spreads her wings here, on an album that embraces more expansive soundscapes.” - The Sunday Times
“It’s shoegaze, it’s rave, it’s late ’90s mall-pop all at once, and it makes the combination seem completely natural.” – FADER
“A winning blend of pop melodies and shoegaze textures.” - The Observer
“Mixing featherlight dream-pop and gauzy shoegaze.” - The Guardian Saturday Magazine
“The Australian dream-pop artist’s second album widens her sparkly shoegaze into a brasher, more ambitious sound, locating the edge between noise and melody.” - Pitchfork
“Hatchie’s dream-pop glitters differently.” – NME
“Shows off Hatchie’s duality between sonic darkness and sheer glamour – the line is so fine, and Hatchie treads it with acrobatic skill.” - The Line of Best Fit
“Shoegaze goes pop.” - Uncut
“This follow-up is more inquisitive and self-exploratory, and just a touch darker – while still building her signature nostalgic sound.” - DIY
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