Song of the Week

SONG OF THE WEEK: Huckleberry Hastings – ‘Huckleberry Blues’

This Sydney based blues infused folk singer/songwriter is a lot more than meets the eye. Known for his gut-wrenchingly, honest lyricism and baby faced good looks, but don’t let Huckleberry Hastings charming good looks fool you, his songs have real bite to them, filled with angsty sharpness to the very core, this is a singer/songwriter to get excited about. He’s just recently dropped his début single, Huckleberry Blues and let me tell you now, it doesn’t disappoint.

His facebook page reads like a teenage boy’s journal of pent up angst and disillusionment with the world, though he himself is 23, with thoughts like “I h8 everything” and “I sentence you an eternity of anxiety”, it may leave you on a downer, but don’t let that put you off. It just makes his music even sweeter, with its rhythmic and delightfully upbeat melodies, you can just get lost in it’s folky bluesy sounds. The real gut curdling crunch to his music is in his lyricism, laden with that gloomy outlook that you would expect from him, its his strength and he thrives on it: “Oh well love, I’m fed up, I’m fed up with the state that is my mind, sick and tired of this life”, he’s truly one to sing the blues. His vocals cry out with all that pent up emotion, with an almost searing intensity at times, he is not afraid to let it all out as so to speak, meaning that we are treated to a song that is rife with feeling, intense passion, and fire.

His début track really shows his potential as an artist, the maturity and sophistication he has brought to his sound straight away clearly defines him as a game changer. I wouldn’t be surprised if we are hearing this song on the radio worldwide in a matter of months, I mean if not then there’s something truly wrong, but hey, this song really has that power and it easily evokes a real connection with the listener, so it’s definitely a good step forward no matter what for this young artist.

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Charlotte Holroyd
A lover of music and cinema. Constantly attending gigs and in search of a great experience.

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