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Hatchie sends a message to her depressed self on the dramatic “Giving The World Away”

We’ve already heard “This Enchanted” and “Quicksand” from Hatchie‘s forthcoming debut album, but today we get to hear the title track “Giving The World Away”.

The rising Australian star introduces it by simply revealing “Giving The World Away’ is about being gentle with yourself in the throes of depression.”

That’s a surprise, because, sonically, “Giving The World Away” is not that gentle, it’s foregrounded with a crunchy guitar tone and a forthright beat, while all around is a bubbling and percolating piano melody – all of which combines to create something akin to Chromatics cold and cool take on pop. Her vocal is similarly bright even as it’s filled with that dejection brought on by depression. The combination brings a darker edge than Hatchie’s usual wan soundscapes, which makes you think twice about the simple message she’s putting forward; don’t over-exert yourself, don’t always be a people pleaser, look after yourself.

Listen to “Giving The World Away” via the lyric video below or find it on streaming platforms.

Hatchie’s Giving The World Away will be out through Secretly Canadian on April 22 (pre-order/save).

She’s also got these tour dates ahead:

05/04/22 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Record Cafe
05/05/22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
05/06/22 – Somerville, MA – Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre
05/07/22 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/09/22 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
05/10/22 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
05/12/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
05/13/22 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
05/14/22 – Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village
05/15/22 – St Paul, MN – Turf Club
05/19/22 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
05/20/22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
05/21/22 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
05/23/22 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
05/25/22 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
05/26/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

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