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Ben Hazlewood: “Revelry”

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On the back of his much anticipated debut album Bloodline, Ben Hazlewood releases his latest music video “Revelry.”

Following a Zoom album release celebration, Ben and his team were inspired to make a music video around the idea of the video grid. Not only is this concept relatable to the current world pandemic, but it also allows the audience to see the song’s message interpreted in different ways by a variety of people.

A signature of Ben’s writing style is his personal touch brought from real-life storytelling, and this also rings true in “Revelry.”

Discussing the track, Ben states: “Revelry is defined as ‘lively and noisy festivities that especially involve drinking a large amount of alcohol.’ My life seemed to be one ongoing Revelry. Numbing the pain that I didn’t want to face. This song is about how much of a hold these moments had over me. A fraught retelling of the many failed attempts to escape these actions which I knew, inherently was self-destructive.”

Ben Hazlewood​ is the rare artist with a voice dynamic enough to captivate almost completely on its own. As an anthemic alt-pop artist, raised on artists like ​Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, ​and Janis Joplin​, his music channels an outrageous vocal strength and an emotive soul filled force. A force matched only by his magnetic stage presence and glam-rock-inspired fashion sensibilities.

Ben’s debut album Bloodline is the largest release yet from the former “The Voice Australia” finalist. Bloodline is the culmination of years of hard work. A journey that started in Papakōwhai, near Wellington in New Zealand, then ventured to London for three years, where Ben fronted a rock band, before relocating to Australia, where Ben now calls Melbourne home.

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august 2020

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