It’s appropriate that Hello Shark’s new album is coming out on Orindal Records, the label started by Advance Base and Casiotone For The Painfully Alone’s Owen Ashworth. The two artists’ trajectories have crossed a number of times over the last few years, and Lincoln Halloran’s solo project owes a lot of its DNA to the warmth and emotional honesty of Ashworth’s various projects. Delicate is the first Hello Shark album since Halloran relocated to Philadelphia, and it’s filled with heartfelt declarations of love and weary remembrances of connections that didn’t quite work out. Early singles “Drake Night,” “Jackson Browne,” and “Alligator” are good indicator of the muddled clarity that Halloran excels at, and the rest of the album is just as insular and inviting. Stream the whole thing below.
Delicate is out 9/30 via Orindal.