Each Hazel English and Day Wave have had a busy couple of weeks. Final Friday (June seventeenth), Hazel English launched a brand new EP, the dreamy and nostalgic Summer season Nights, and this Friday (June twenty fourth), Day Wave will launch his first album in 5 years, Pastlife. Nevertheless, the pair of releases come at a really totally different level in every artist’s profession — whereas Day Wave (the venture of Oakland musician Jackson Phillips) has been a serious proponent of the dreamy bed room pop that’s unavoidable on TikTok lately, Phillips has been very deliberate about taking these 5 years to hone his sound and arrive with a fully-formed sophomore LP.
In the meantime, Hazel English — the venture of Australia-to-California musician Eleisha Caripis — has been laborious at work over the past couple years, releasing her good 2020 debut album Wake UP! within the coronary heart of the pandemic and following it up with the equally infectious Summer season Nights EP. No matter their respective timelines, there may be one factor that has bonded the 2 musicians collectively since 2015: friendship.
After Day Wave met Hazel English in an Oakland bookshop, the 2 hit it off discussing music and the need to collaborate, and it will definitely ended with English giving him her enterprise card: “I had a enterprise card?!” she remembers, shocked at her personal skilled candor, “that’s hilarious!” Nonetheless, the 2 started collaborating as Day Wave’s preliminary run of singles — which incorporates the enduring debut single “Drag” — started to spice up his profile in a serious method.