Hazel English
Summer Nights


3.0
good

Review

by pizzamachine USER (632 Reviews)
July 10th, 2022 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2022 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Maybe I’m just spoiled…

Time flies when listening to Summer Nights, an EP of five songs. Music usually makes a special impression on me but Summer Nights quickly and silently disappears from view. The EP is comprised of dream pop songs analogous with Hatchie in terms of wind swept beach vibes; however, Hazel English is missing the electronic bluster, and fuller soundscape. The EP gives good feelings, but in this case, it’s less thanks to production, and more because I like this type of music. It’s safe and enjoyable - just good enough - a pleasant indie pop venture. While the EP is too simple to stand out, a certain charm compels me to further listens. Hazel has a pretty voice, not irritating or unfitting of the genre, and with the simplistic instrumentation the EP is calm and easy. Male vocals are coupled with Hazel’s vocals evenly as well, adding an extra layer of warmth/depth.

Far be it from me to discount a cute indie pop release, but there’s points to take note of. The instrumental backing is not memorable in any type of way, with guitars as simple as the beats, and electronics are barely there. Furthermore, Hazel sounds almost bored, often giving a rather lacklustre performance. It’s certainly the style of music to give a light, fluffy sound, but the lack of nuance doesn’t keep things in forward motion. It’s pleasant as I said, but with no real grippy substance; drifting like steam, Summer Nights goes in one ear and out the other. While good, there’s really nothing that stops Summer Nights from being a generic indie pop album - therein lies my frustration. For a genre labeled “dream pop” I expect something more dreamy, something that will help me float to the Heavens. Instead, I found myself falling asleep and dreaming of better albums.



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pizzamachine
July 10th 2022


27395 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Struggled with this review because I wasn’t feeling this EP.

bloc
July 10th 2022


70400 Comments


Yeah this shit sucks

pizzamachine
July 10th 2022


27395 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Aight, it’s not just me lol.

sr388
July 10th 2022


140 Comments


just give in / never going home is one of my all time fav albums and love "nine stories" off this EP but the rest of the project is just ok. pos'd.

pizzamachine
July 10th 2022


27395 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

No track really stood out to me tbh

Trifolium
July 10th 2022


39376 Comments


Hazelelelelel Englililililish.

zaruyache
July 10th 2022


27530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ethereal jams

pizzamachine
July 10th 2022


27395 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

More like real boring jams

neekafat
Staff Reviewer
July 10th 2022


26419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i love this stupid thing

pizzamachine
July 10th 2022


27395 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Slap me with a rating

Minortimbo12
July 10th 2022


1594 Comments


2.7 review

pizzamachine
July 10th 2022


27395 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah I wish I had staff powers to give special ratings. 🤥

zaruyache
July 10th 2022


27530 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you'd use them for evil

pizzamachine
July 10th 2022


27395 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I can be a good boy 🥴

neekafat
Staff Reviewer
July 31st 2022


26419 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is the kind of irresistible, shimmering indie pop that only spurned sadgaze enthusiasts could protest

pizzamachine
July 31st 2022


27395 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Disagree but I agree I need to get my indie cred up somehow.



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