Today Hatchie has officially released her new album and debut for Secretly Canadian, ‘Giving The World Away’. To celebrate its release, Hatchie has shared a Joe Agius-directed video for album standout “The Rhythm“.
‘Giving The World Away’ marks the start of a chapter in which Hatchie infuses her dazzling dream-pop and shoegaze tangle with a deeper and more honest portrayal of herself. “There’s more to me than just writing songs about being in love or being heartbroken — there’s a bigger picture than that,” Hatchie explains. “This album really just feels like the beginning to me, scratching the surface – and even though it’s my third release as Hatchie, I feel like I’m rebooting from scratch.”
The album is a sprawling work. 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, a more structured and ornate musicality with traces of ’90s trip-hop and acid house influences.
‘Giving the World Away’ is an album about self-confidence, about reclamation, about the strange time in young adulthood where you begin to finally be able to see yourself clearly. Incisive and probing, it is the clearest look at Hatchie yet, and a relic of the power and bravery that spring forth from embracing vulnerability and putting your heart on the line.
Listen to ‘Giving The World Away’ in full:https://hatchie.secretlyca.co/giving-the-world-away
‘Giving The World Away’ tracklist:
1. Lights On – Official video
2. This Enchanted – Official video
4. Take My Hand
5. The Rhythm – Official video
6. Quicksand – Official video
7. Thinking Of
8. Giving The World Away – Lyric video
9. The Key
10. Don’t Leave Me In The Rain
11. Sunday Song
12. Til We Run Out of Air