Hazel Mei – Golden Chains [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Eclectic, moody, introspective

Tell us a few things about your new song “Golden Chains”. What is the main idea behind it?

I wrote Golden Chains about my frustration about the climate crisis. It’s a song full of anger, but also the hope that I have that we can still do the work and fix this mess.

For which lyric you are most proud of?

Is it okay if it’s from another song? I really like the lyric: if confusion queried you’d say, “it’s the funniest thing.” from my previous release The Funniest Thing. I find personification within writing really interesting!

Your dream collaboration?

I’m really loving Joy Crookes music right now – I think it would be so fun to collaborate with her.

Is Spotify the music industry’s new Gatekeepers?

In some ways yes. The fact that a musician’s recorded works pay so poorly is definitely a big problem within the industry. In saying that, I feel there are so many ways to work as an artist within the music business and despite its undeniable influence, Spotify isn’t everything.

When not writing music, how do you spend your time?

ooooh good question. A lot of what I do outside of music involves my other love: food. I love cooking, baking and finding nice cafes/ restaurants to visit. I’ve also just invested in a sewing machine and am trying to mend and make clothes in an effort to be more sustainable and creative!

You’d give up making music for…

nothing! It’s my favourite thing to do.

Thank you!

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