Hatchie Shares “Crying-in-the-Club” Video for New Song “Stay With Me” | Under the Radar - Music Magazine

Hatchie Shares “Crying-in-the-Club” Video for New Song “Stay With Me”

Keepsake Due Out June 21 via Double Double Whammy

Apr 02, 2019
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Hatchie is the dream pop project of Australian musician Harriette Pilbeam. Her debut album, Keepsake, is due out June 21 via Double Double Whammy. Previously she shared a video for its first single, "Without a Blush," which was our #1 Song of the Week. Now she has shared another song from the album, danceable breakup song "Stay With Me," via a video for the track. In the song Pilbeam begs an ex-lover to come back to her, even though she knows the relationship doesn't work. "Stay with me, why don't you/Stay with me, cos I'm not done/I've come undone," she sings in the chorus. "Stay with me, why don't you/Stay with me, though it feels wrong/You're still the one." Joe Agius directed the video, which features Pilbeam singing the song in a dance club, looking forlorn while people dance around her. Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Pilbeam had this to say about the song in a press release: "'Stay With Me' was written as a writing exercise in an effort to step away from my usual style into something more fun and dancey. We originally wrote it with someone else in mind, but realized it was the perfect fit for my album as I wanted to expand into a different sound. It became one of my favorite songs on the record because I'm a sucker for crying-in-the-club tracks." 

Back in May 2018 she released her debut EP under the Hatchie name, Sugar & Spice, via Double Double Whammy. Despite it being an EP, it made it on our Top 100 Albums of 2018 list. Pilbeam recorded Keepsake in a home studio in Melbourne. John Castle, the producer behind Sugar & Spice, once again collaborated with Pilbeam.

A previous press release/bio announcing the album highlighted some of Keepsake's tracks. "Her Own Heart," for example, was described as "a radiant jangle-pop gem that puts a singular twist on the post-breakup narrative."

Pilbeam elaborated further on the song: "I'd seen people in my life go through breakups and end up with no idea what to do with themselves. I wrote that song from the point of view of a girl who winds up on her own and embraces having to figure out who she is, who doesn't let her life get turned upside-down like that."

"Stay With Me" was described as "Keepsake's most utterly rhapsodic track, all incandescent synth and unstoppable rhythm."

Pilbeam commented: "At first I thought I could never put that on my album-it felt too dancey and pop, and I figured it could really shine on someone else's record. But then I realized: I'm the one dictating what my sound is; what I put on my album is up to me."

Of the album title, Pilbeam explained: "I'm not much of a nostalgic person when it comes to memories, but I do have a tendency to hold on to certain things, like tickets from the first time I went someplace on holiday. It made sense to me to call the record that, at a time when I'm going to probably end up with a lot of keepsakes-and in a way, this whole album is almost like a keepsake in itself."

Last October Hatchie shared a brand new song, "Adored," via the Adult Swim Singles Program. That song was one of our Songs of the Week, but is not featured on the new album.

In regards to Sugar & Spice, previously we posted Hatchie's "Sleep" (which was our #2 Song of the Week). We also posted the video for Sugar & Spice's title track (which was also one of our Songs of the Week) and the audio for "Bad Guy" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week), as well as a video for "Bad Guy." Hatchie has a shoegazer/dream-pop vibe, so it makes sense that in February 2018 Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie remixed previous single "Sure." Hatchie also previously shared videos for "Try" and "Sure."

Read our 2018 interview with Hatchie on Sugar & Spice.

Hatchie Tour Dates: 

4/4 - Santa Ana, CA @ La Santa *
4/5 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
4/6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater *
4/9 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
4/11 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
4/12 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
4/13 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
4/16 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
4/17 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
4/18 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
4/19 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *
4/20 - Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall *
4/21 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz *
4/23 - Boston, MA @ Royale *
4/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
4/25 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
4/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
4/27 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
4/28 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
4/30 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall *
5/1 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt *
5/2 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
5/3 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
5/4 - Houston, TX @ Satellite *
5/5 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger *
5/7 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
5/8 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
5/9 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Coop *
5/10 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
5/11 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *

* w/ Girlpool

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