Multi-talented artist, singer and songwriter Hallie today shares Lip Balm. Produced by Dean Tuza (Stella Donnelly, MOSSY, Moody Beach) and mixed by Chris Collins (Ruby Fields, Middle Kids, merci mercy), the acoustic driven Lip Balm combines swelling synths with Hallie’s spritely storytelling and infectious melodies creating a wonderfully off-kilter break up anthem. The track arrives with a Kath and Kim-esque video, that is just to die for!
Hallie says: “Lip Balm is about a relationship I was too comfortable in to question. When I wrote it I began to see things I had ignored in the relationship, real problems that were covered up by stupid arguments (like my lip balm addiction). This song allowed me to acknowledge my true feelings and regain the perspective I felt like I lost. I really wanted the video to focus on the bluntness of the lyrics and exaggerate the attitude of the song. Really, there’s no one sassier than Kath and Kim… so it just felt right to lean into those iconic characters to tell this story.“
Lip Balm follows recent singles Fairy Bread and Sydney Hates Me, which premiered on triple j and saw Hallie flex both their songwriting and production skills. In June, Hallie made a quick dash across the east coast playing alongside Great Cable, Hatchie and King Stingray in Brisbane, as well as a headliner in Sydney before COVID-19 restrictions cut the tour short.
Exploring the fluidity of emotions, identity, sexuality and gender, Hallie’s songwriting is largely inspired by life experiences. Their commanding energy and intoxicating lyrics have won praise from triple j and Unearthed (including taking out the Unearthed BIGSOUND competition in 2019), The Guardian, Frankie and Purple Sneakers, as well as placement in a number of influential playlists across Spotify (New Music Friday AU & NZ, Fresh Finds: Pop, fuzzy), Apple (New Music Daily, ALT CTRL), and Amazon (Breakthrough Australia, Brand New Music).
Stay tuned for more from Hallie coming soon.
Lip Balm by Hallie is OUT NOW
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