Most modern renditions of nostalgic pop tropes will simply prompt you to revisit the real thing, but Hatchie (a.k.a. Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam) makes them her own on her new single "This Enchanted," Hatchie's first for her new label Secretly Canadian. It's shoegaze, it's rave, it's late '90s mall-pop all at once, and it makes the combination seem completely natural. The tune comes with a new music video starring Hatchie in a pair of Romeo + Juliet-style angel wings as she traverses a city.
"'This Enchanted' encapsulates everything I wanted to do moving forward from my first album," Hatchie said in a statement. “It's one of the more lighthearted, lyrically vague songs of my new recordings about falling in love; it's not a perfect relationship, but you're enthralled by one another and it's an easy love. It's one of the most fun songs I've written, so it was a no-brainer to pick it as my first solo release in almost two years."
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