On her debut EP Sugar & Spice, Hatchie delivered the sonic equivalent of falling deliriously in love: a sustained rush of feeling, rendered in swoony melodies and gauzy guitar tones and endlessly hypnotic layers of sound. Now, with her full-length debut Keepsake, the Australian singer/songwriter tries on countless new textures, exploring everything from industrial to new wave to dance-pop, handling each with understated elegance and pure, powerful feeling.
In the making of Keepsake, the Brisbane-bred musician otherwise known as Harriette Pilbeam recorded in a home studio in Melbourne and worked again with John Castle—the producer behind Sugar & Spice, a 2018 release that prompted Pitchfork to dub her the “dream-pop idol of tomorrow.” And while the album begins and ends with two massively catchy pop tracks—the brightly defiant “Not That Kind,” the euphoric and epic “Keep”—many songs drift into more emotionally tangled terrain, shedding light on experiences both ephemeral and life-changing.
The video for "Her Own Heart," the last from Hatchie's debut full-length, Keepsake, is out now! Harriette says about the video - "I wanted to close the year with something natural and stripped back in comparison to the studio sets and intense lighting we’d worked with for earlier releases. ‘Her Own Heart’ is about moving forward and being happy with yourself, so we thought the video should just be me, happy and alone.”
"Harriette Pilbeam delivered a certified Album of the Year contender in her June dream-pop opus Keepsake. That debut LP has given us several 2019 highlights, and now Hatchie puts a mighty bow on the year with a video for her space-gazing pop lullaby 'Her Own Heart'" - Vanyaland