Hatchie, has signed to Secretly Canadian (Alex Cameron, Current Joys, Cherry Glazerr), along with the news, she has shared a video for her new single “This Enchanted.” The track, which marks her first single since her debut album Keepsake.
The project of Brisbane, Australia’s Harriette Pilbeam, with a new clear-eyed view of her songwriting abilities, and what her project can be. “This Enchanted” was conceived in February 2020, just ahead of the pandemic, while Pilbeam and Hatchie guitarist Joe Agius were writing in Los Angeles. They were working alongside producer Jorge Elbrecht, known for his work with dream pop contemporaries like Sky Ferreira, Japanese Breakfast, and Wild Nothing.
Of the song, Pilbeam says, “‘This Enchanted’ encapsulates everything I wanted to do moving forward from my first album. I started writing it with Jorge and Joe in February 2020 and completed it from afar in lockdown later in the year. We had been talking about making something dancey but shoegaze.”
“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,” she continues. “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. It feels so right to be working with a label as exciting as Secretly as I step into new territory with Hatchie. I’ve been counting down the days until its release for a long time.”