We named Hazel English an Artist To Watch for her uncanny ability to make tired old dream-pop tricks feel new and revelatory again. “Love Is Dead,” her latest and arguably greatest, exists in the realm of DIIV, A Sunny Day In Glasgow, and the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Atop an insistent wave of drums, bass, guitar, and keyboards, English sings about the end of romance with a voice like a beam of light. The irresistibly gorgeous track is from her upcoming double EP Just Give In / Never Going Home. Listen below.
Just Give In / Never Going Home is out 5/12 on Polyvinyl. Pre-order it here.