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REVIEW: Hattie Briggs' HIDE EP

Megan Gnad
REVIEW: Hattie Briggs' HIDE EP

Hattie Briggs

Hide EP

Since making the brave and courageous decision to pull out of an Oxford University Russian degree in 2014 to focus on music, every move Hattie Briggs has made has been for the right reasons.

 PHOTO / IWPhotographic

PHOTO / IWPhotographic

The young folk rebel is a skilled and ambitious singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Gloucestershire, whose latest EP HIDE, emphasises the deep passion and love she has for her craft.

It also displays a journey into a mature and darker sound as she wears her heart on her sleeve and offers a unique and heartfelt honesty in her lyrics.

With two albums already under her belt, RED & GOLD (2015) and YOUNG RUNAWAY (2016), Hattie chose to release a series of themed, limited edition CDs to be released one a month throughout 2017.

Never Been In Love Before was the first to be released, with haunting Joni Mitchell-esque vocal, full of youthful love and optimism.

She switches things up for the country-influenced, Just Breathe, which features slide guitar and gentle, melodic chord changes.

Included twice on the EP are live recordings, Just Breathe and Hide (a delicate piano-led track) that speak to the heart of Hattie’s ethos to produce real, sentimental and honest music.

After deciding to follow her dream and focus on what she loves, the opportunities have kept coming, with UK, European and US support tours. Her music has also been played on BBC stations and on British television.

With this release showing her clear direction, Hattie is an exciting young singer-songwriter to keep an eye on.

www.hattiebriggs.co.uk