Australian-born and L.A.-based musician Hazel English shares a new single and lyric music video for “Combat” ahead of her sophomore album Wake UP!, out April 24 through Marathon/Polyvinyl.
“Combat” follows the singles “Shaking” and “Off My Mind” from the forthcoming album, with music videos that give off an undeniable ‘60s vibe. While the music video for “Combat” is only composed of stark black words over an iridescent background, it gives off just as much sunny nostalgia as the other singles, but with a hint of heartbreak behind the dreamy sound.
“‘Combat’ is about the push and pull of two people dealing with conflict in a relationship,” says English in a statement. “It’s about how sometimes winning an argument can actually mean losing the real battle—maintaining intimacy with a partner.”
The lyrics certainly allude to being on the losing end of a battle with love, as English sings: “Oh, the weight is crushing me / it’s taking all my energy / feel like i’m facing everything / all on my own.”
Watch the lyric video for “Combat” below and check out the details of Wake UP! here. You can preorder the album here.