Following the release of Broadhurst Gardens in May, singer-songwriter Hugh Macdonald, otherwise known as Fairhazel, is thankfully continuing his indie-folk mission with the release of his new single, Jerry Li, on July 31st.
Having travelled between Cape Town, Paris and London for the majority of his life, Fairhazel has blended the musical textures and tones of these cultures to create an organic sound that manages to pay homage to his influences – Harry Nilsson, Andy Shauf and France Gall.
Beginning with a folk melody that has a nostalgic feel to it, Jerry Li eventually builds into a heavy chorus that drives the track into a rockier direction. Almost reminiscent of The Beatles, Fairhazel uses a wave of sounds and tones to strengthen the momentum of the song, with a catchy hook that’s full of boundless energy and a vocal line that carries a punch.
With Jerry Li, Fairhazel carries on developing his knack for the art of storytelling, weaving together a dynamic track that combines a mixture of folk and rock, producing a great listen with a crunchy edge to it.