Blake Hazard

Little Airplane

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Blake Hazard experiments with a range of emotions on her debut album, Little Airplane. Matching the sweet simplicity of Tanya Donelly and Heather Nova, Hazard's ever-changing moods on Little Airplane sway between a cozy lull and thumbscrews of frustration. The album is mechanically impressive. Hazard and John Dragonetti's formula of combining atmospheric orchestrations with natural elements of lo-fi, indie rock, and glossy pop sounds made room for Hazard's voice to fully take stage. She ignites a passion with the trippy daydream of "Saint Sebastian" while "Glittering" shimmies around lush drum'n'bass. "Converting to the Diver Species" transcends into an underworld of hollow percussion; the wooziness surrounding Hazard's angelic vocals rises above the melancholy of the song. Little Airplane is basically Blake Hazard's catalyst for an adventure. She falls, she runs, and she waltzes with her own desires without getting lost in the possibility of them being impractical.

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