Today, Australian artist and producer Hauskey shares his new single, “One Minute” featuring Hope Tala, via slowplay/Republic Records—listen HERE.
For the past eighteen months, Hauskey has casually been dropping low-key pop nuggets, sunshine bops and kaleidoscopic, groove-laden, synth-studded jams. They accumulate to an eclectic playlist in their own right and herald the arrival a smart young artist just dipping his toe in the water.
“One Minute” is Hauskey diving headfirst into that same pool. In a little over two minutes, he confidently condenses the smooth, smart, deeply joyous moments of his previous output, and with the help here of London’s fast-rising Bossa Nova-inspired R&B artist Hope Tala, has created his first micro masterpiece.
The pairing is Hauskey’s first collaborative work, and one that proves particularly fruitful. A fervent admirer of Hope’s output, herself a smart young artist who takes influence from literature as much as she does music, the combination of her smooth, sultry vocal delivery and Hauskey’s pop smarts brings us to a very fine meeting of like-minds.
The song itself calls out so-called “new friends” caught making false promises and jumping clear before they’ve barely managed to introduce themselves. It’s an eye-roll to all those who have wronged. A colourful ode to fickle fools.
Hauskey says, “Fake, fair-weather friends. Seems to be plenty, especially in the music industry. Being from a tiny town in the middle of nowhere, I don’t handle bullshit all that well, and can’t stand people who aren’t genuine. This song wrote itself, but I’m pretty proud of the ‘friend to finished in one minute’ line. It says everything.”
Hope adds, “I think it can be really powerful when songs are upbeat and sound fun and light-hearted but have profound lyrical meaning. Hauskey is a great writer, and it was really cool to be able to collaborate with such a talent.”
“One Minute” follows the release of recent singles “Cream Shirt,” “Go Wrong” and 2020’s debut EP Slow. An enviable collection of melody-rich songs, and a collection now brightened by the inclusion of its brightest to date.
Already introduced to great effect by Australia’s primary tastemaker station triple j, Hauskey’s music has quickly travelled much further afield with support from BBC Radio 1, and an enviable list of clued-up blogs and music publications around the globe.