Track Of The Day 16/1 – hemlocke springs

'stranger danger!'

12 months ago hemlocke springs was just another up-and-coming artist. The 23 year old North Carolina native knew she had something special, it was just a case of letting the world listen.

Fast forward to the beginning of 2023, and hemlocke springs is one of the most-tipped, most sought after new names in pop. Since uploading debut single ‘gimme all ur luv’ last Spring, she’s watched her profile explode, culminating in the extra-ordinary, globe-shattering success of her viral single ‘girlfriend’.

With the likes of Grimes, Toro y Moi and Steve Lacy getting behind her, few would bet against hemlocke springs making 2023 her own – particularly with songs as vital, catchy, and emotionally empathetic as ‘stranger danger’.

Her new single, it’s a deeply catchy piece of alt-pop that revels in breaking the rules. ‘stranger danger!’ feels apt, too – the cost of living is sending our everyday outgoings spiralling, and hemlocke springs knows how tough life is becoming.

A chink of light amid the darkness, she describes the song as an “anti-capitalist anthem” and to be honest, we’re totally here for it.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Mishi Mode

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