Brisbane favourite rising star Hallie has released her first offering of the year ‘Sydney Hates Me’. Well worth the wait, ‘Sydney Hates Me’ is a light-hearted ode to the mess that was 2020.
Hallie has a knack for charismatic, unapologetic and playful songwriting, covering topics we can all relate to. Hallie draws upon folk music influences such Carole King and Joni Mitchell to create her own trademark indie-pop sound. Fun, feisty and confident, you can't help but want to be Hallie's bestie.
Since releasing her debut EP Wink Wink Nudge Nudge in 2019, Hallie has been kicking goals. Hallie has played shows with Stella Donnelly, Spacey Jane, Holy Holy and more recently, Ball Park Music. Having seen her play to a sold out crowd at the Fortitude Music Hall recently, the term ‘pocket rocket’ comes to mind.
Hallie's latest creation 'Sydney Hates Me' is everything we've come to expect from the Brisbane powerhouse and more. Following a sequence of unfortunate cancellations in Sydney, Hallie grows convinced the city is holding a grudge against her. Delving into the struggles of romance during COVID, we can all feel her pain.
Hallie shared, ‘”The song sparked for me after realising someone I had a little crush on who lived in Syd had a thing for me too and was going to come to my show (before it was cancelled). I was feeling hella excited about a bit of COVID online love, and also dramatic about the uncertainty of if I would ever see them in person. I think at one time or another, we all had those dramatic moments of longing and lust over someone or something during COVID 19. The question everyone was asking and still is; will I EVER get close to you?"
Hallie’s longing translates across to her new single perfectly, building with momentum as it progresses. Acoustic guitar, backing vocals, shakers and strings are all Hallie needs to make an instant connection with listeners.
At a time when we’re not too drunk or high
Oh I’d really like to see you
If Sydney ever allows me to
Will I, ever, get close to you
Following this incredible new release, we think Sydney will be begging to make it up to Hallie. ‘Sydney Hates Me’ has us impatiently waiting for more releases this year. A new EP on the way perhaps? (pretty please)