Singer, songwriter and producer Hallie shares her new single Babysitter. Mixed by Chris Collins (Middle Kids, Ruby Fields, Skegss), the self-produced Babysitter showcases Hallie’s diversity as a songwriter as she leans into her harder rock sensibilities with distorted, grungy guitars and heavy synths to capture the weight and intensity of the frustration and anger she was feeling while writing the song. The video, which was directed by the Topic Artists creative team and inspired by 90s riot grrrl culture premiered via triple j Unearthed and is available everywhere now, listen/watch HERE.
Hallie says: “Babysitter is fuck you to the patriachy. I wrote it during a time when I was newly single and dating casually. I found that I was overjoyed on dates by the smallest things – like having dinner made for me and not having to be the one to always make the plans or hold the conversation. Looking back I realised I was getting excited about, really, the bare minimum. As a woman in a heteronormative relationship you are essentially taught to babysit men, this song is my call to women/ non-binary people to know their worth and needs and don’t settle for babysitting! From the start I knew ‘Babysitter’ had to be an angry rock song because for me it felt like the only way to capture the pent up frustration. I felt this song needed distortion and grungy guitars and heavy synths to capture the weight and intensity of the anger I was feeling.”
Babysitter follows the off-kilter breakup anthem Lip Balm, which scored placement in Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, Fresh Finds and Indie Arrivals, as well as Apple Music’s Heaps Indie, New Music Daily, ALT Pop, ALT CTRL and Amazon Music’s Breakthrough Australia. Hallie’s commanding energy and intoxicating lyricism has earned praise from NME, The Guardian, triple j, Unearthed (feature artist), Frankie and MTV.
Babysitter by Hallie is out now
With thanks to Bossy Music