Australian singer/songwriter Hazlett is one heck of an emotional, stubborn, simple and romantic guy, and that’s the way he likes it. He’s not here to impress, or “blow smoke up other people’s behinds for a leg up or their attention”. He does his own thing, often over-thinking, but in the end, he’s honest and always acts from the heart…and he’s broken, just like all of us.
It’s in the very banality of modern life in which Hazlett’s music manages to find beauty. He touches on this very subject in the beautifully sweeping ‘Monsters’.
Speaking to the influence behind ‘Monsters’, Hazlett shares:
“A new bar opened up in my hometown that became the place to go. I’ve never been much of a social butterfly but found myself following the crowd too. I started to notice the same people there week in week out, usually hooking up with someone different each time or even with someone who I thought their friend was with the week before. There were tears, crowded cubicles, fisty-cuffs and what felt like a soap opera at every corner. But then I caught myself judging and I absolutely hated myself for it. We’re all just young and trying to figure it out, right? We’ve all done horrible things but that doesn’t make us horrible people, right? If our hearts eventually land in the right place who am I to judge how we get there. We’re all human so that means we can all be Monsters too from time to time and that’s okay.”