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— Songbyrd Presents
PALE WAVES | Hazel English
with TBA Special Guest
Monday November 13, 2017
D: 7:00 // S: 8:00 PM
— PALE WAVES
Pale Waves' latest single «Television Romance» is a slice of dark, shimmery pop, so it's no surprise the music video should take a matching tone. It's been given a music video as well, a month after the track made its initial debut.
The band enlisted the 1975's bombastic lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matty Healy to put together an appropriately low-key music video for the track. It's out now, marking Healy's first sojourn as a director. The video features the band crooning along to the single in a refreshingly retro living room, not unlike something you'd see in your grandmother's house. It's actually very soothing. If you look closely, you can even spot a painting featuring Nipper, the RCA dog. It's a good foil for the less-than-uplifting lyrics, speaking on a romance that just doesn't seem to have blossomed between two individuals, like one you might see on TV.
After four years of living and performing in the Bay Area, Australian Hazel English has developed a dedicated following with her dreamy pop sounds. The 26-year-old musician says she finds much of her songwriting inspiration in poetry; Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes are favorites. “When I first came here, I really responded to the openness of the Bay Area,” says English. “I felt I could be myself here.” English, who looks for strong color combinations when she’s putting together looks for performing, also feels like the Bay Area music scene “has a strong community and a tangible sense of support. Other places can feel very competitive; I feel like people here want each other to succeed.”