- Record Label: Polyvinyl
- Release Date: Apr 24, 2020
- Summary: The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based artist born in Australia was produced by Ben H. Allen and Justin Raisen.
- Record Label: Polyvinyl
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 8 out of 11
Mixed: 3 out of 11
Negative: 0 out of 11
Apr 22, 2020The album pops with memories of a time we might not have been in, and English's words make you feel alive. It's the perfect soundtrack to the next few months that may feel like an eternity under COVID-19.
Apr 22, 2020Fizzing with melodies, the dream-pop infused aura that emanates throughout is charming and vastly uncomplicated. Her vintage aesthetic sealing the deal.
Apr 22, 2020With a new sharpness, Hazel English has delved into a sophistication that dynamically blends her previous music to create an oscillation of hard and soft that exudes in her tonality.
UncutApr 22, 2020The title track;s urgent strums are more claustrophobic, while "Shaking"'s jangles are more prosaic. Largely, though, she's as refreshingly carefree as her lyrics are empowering. [Jun 2020, p.29]
Apr 23, 2020Steered by the singer's winsome, breathy vocals, even that message goes down easy, with an implied fluttered lash extension, on an album that aims to please and largely succeeds.
Apr 22, 2020After demonstrating intimacy and charm on her earlier material, English shows with Wake UP! that she’s capable of making a bright, big-sounding album. Once she gets around to combining those sensibilities, well, look out.
Apr 23, 2020Wake Up! may tackle weighty themes of capitalism and power struggles in relationships, but the woozy ambience of its shoegaze and Sixties-inspired pop is not exactly going to propel you into an invigorating new way of life.
Positive: 5 out of 5
Mixed: 0 out of 5
Negative: 0 out of 5
May 2, 2020Been following Hazel since her Bandcamp days! she absolutely is one of the most underrated artists
Apr 5, 2021A really honest, fun, strong effort from Hazel English. Ranging from slow to galloping, her voice has great tone around every turn and neverA really honest, fun, strong effort from Hazel English. Ranging from slow to galloping, her voice has great tone around every turn and never cheats you for effort. A very good album. I'll be looking for more.… Expand
May 5, 2020Great album! Consistent since the beggining until the end. Standout tracks: Born Like, Combat, Work It Out
Jul 17, 2020Buen álbum, con canciones descartables aunque un buen debut que se puede mejorar con el tiempo
Jun 17, 2020( 80/100 )
Un sólido debut álbum de Indie-Pop que será de inmediato agrado para la gente a la que le gusta la música suave, tranquila y( 80/100 )
Un sólido debut álbum de Indie-Pop que será de inmediato agrado para la gente a la que le gusta la música suave, tranquila y para cantar sobre romance y desilusión. Con ayuda del ingenioso Justin Raisen y Ben H. Allen III, Hazel logra dar una atmósfera de ilusión y sueño a su Pop sin alejarse del Indie tan atractivo que conquista a la gente joven al viajar, planear el futuro y recordar el pasado. Hazel es de Australia, comenzó a publicar su música en el 2016, cuando tenía 25 años y su estilo Shoegaze y Dream-Pop le brindó un público muy grande. Con "Wake UP!", Hazel es una fuerte contribuyente a un futuro importante para el Indie y el Pop. Hazel English es una promesa brillante.
A solid debut album of Indie-Pop that will be of immediate delight for people who love soft and calm music to sing about romance and disillusion. With help of the clever Justin Raisen and Ben H. Allen III, Hazel achieves to present an atmosphere of illusion and dream in her Pop without drifting from the attractiveness of Indie that conquers young traveling people who plan the future and remembers the past. Hazel, from Australia, started publishing her music in 2016 when she was 25, and her Shoegaze and Dream-Pop style gave her a wide public. With "Wake UP!", Hazel is a strong contributor to the relevance of Indie and Pop in the future. Hazel English is a bright promise.… Expand
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