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HATCHIE
‘OBSESSED’
(single taken from Keepsake, out Friday 21 June through Ivy League Records)

To coincide with her return to Australia for a sold-out east coast tour, Brisbane artist Hatchie has unveiled her stunning new dream-pop single, Obsessed. The track, accompanied by the video (directed by Joe Agius), is the next glimpse into her forthcoming debut album Keepsake (out Fri 21 June) and follows lead single Without A Blush and recent tears-on-the-dancefloor anthem, Stay With Me’.

Hatchie says, “‘Obsessed’ is a song about friendship. I wrote it when reflecting on my teenage tendency to cling to a new best friend for support, until I eventually convinced myself I wasn’t worthy of their friendship. It’s ultimately a celebration of meeting somebody who you look up to who helps you grow into a more adventurous person.”

The release of ‘Obsessed’ coincides with Hatchie’s sold-out east coast tour, which kicks off at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne, and continues through to The Lansdowne (Sydney) followed by The Foundry (Brisbane) on Fri 24 May.

On her upcoming debut LP, Keepsake, Hatchie experiments with countless new textures, exploring everything from industrial to new wave to dance-pop, handling each with understated elegance and pure, powerful feeling. Teaming up once again with Sugar & Spice (EP) producer John Castle (Cub Sport, Vance Joy, Jack River), Keepsake was recorded in his studio in Melbourne’s north.

There’s a self-possessed spirit infusing all of Keepsake, which ultimately serves as a document of a particularly kinetic moment in Hatchie’s life.

“I’m not much of a nostalgic person when it comes to memories, but I do have a tendency to hold on to certain things, like tickets from the first time I went someplace on holiday,” Hatchie says, reflecting on the album’s title.

“It made sense to me to call the record that, at a time when I’m going to probably end up with a lot of keepsakes – and in a way, this whole album is almost like a keepsake in itself.”

Hatchie’s exceptional debut EP, 2018’s Sugar & Spice – which yielded the singles ‘Sugar & Spice’, ‘Try’, ‘Sure’, ‘Bad Guy’ and ‘Sleep’ garnered widespread acclaim from international music media, including NME, Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit. Popjustice, Wonderland, The Guardian UK, triple j, FBi Radio, Spotify, Apple Music, Purple Sneakers, VICE, TheMusic and more, with Pitchfork dubbing Hatchie the ‘dream-pop idol of tomorrow’.

HATCHIE
‘WITHOUT A BLUSH’ SINGLE TOUR
AUSTRALIA
MAY 2019

Friday 17 May | Northcote Social Club | Melbourne | SOLD OUT!
Saturday 18 May | The Lansdowne | Sydney | SOLD OUT!
Friday 24 May | The Foundry | Brisbane | SOLD OUT!

KEEPSAKE IS OUT FRIDAY, 21 JUNE THROUGH IVY LEAGUE RECORDS
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

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