Hachiku Makes Her Return With ‘Time Wasted Worrying’

Her first song in three years...

Hachiku returns with new single ‘Time Wasted Worrying’.

The much-travelled songwriter – Naarm/Melbourne-via-Germany-via-Detroit – won our hearts back in 2020, releasing her album ‘I’ll Probably Be Asleep’ via Marathon Artists.

Cute indie pop with a wonderful lyrical sensibility, she followed this with the enchanting Jen Cloher-collaboration ‘Fairytale In The Supermarket’ in 2021.

Now she’s back. Ending a short break in style, Hachiku – real name Anika Ostendorf – has just shared new single ‘Time Wasted Worrying’.

Out now, the coy melody is matched to Hachiku’s excellent lyrical pen, while the rich arrangement benefits from backing vocals, courtesy of Jessie Warren and Georgia Smith. The songwriter quips: “I like to envision them as a choir of reassuring angels behind me…” 

Discussing the sog, Hachiku comments…

When I was around five, my grandmother told me: “If you don’t have a thought in your mind, you’ll die.” I internalised this, fearing sudden death, and don’t think I have stopped thinking since. I have now learned the value of a calm and quiet mind and recognised that I indeed spend a lot of wasted time worrying.

This song is like a little reminder to myself to take care of myself, be kind and self-compassionate and take it easy! And perhaps my grandmother is watching from above, her mind at ease, knowing that things unfold as they should, whether we worry or not.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Marcelle Bradbeer

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