We’re delighted to premiere the new single from folk-pop singer-sonwriter Carolyn Hunter, Hardest Park. It the first new music from Carolyn since her synth-pop album Lovelight dropped in December of last year, and reminisces on the period of time between the first kiss and the ending of a relationship.
Of the single, Carolyn told us “I wrote this song before Lovelight, and yet it’s the last to be released. I think that the huge amount of time between writing and producing served it well. By the time we were in the studio with it, I was much less attached to the original structure, and lyrics of the song. I was able to “lose control” as they say, and let Julian Peterson and Micah Tawlks work their magic on the production side. Julian (producer) and I would sit at his studio (Wolf Den Studios) out on a hay farm and just have fun. This was the last of the batch of songs we were recording and so we had a unique final-stretch playfulness. We messed with robotic audio settings, we flipped choruses and verses, we cut everything and laughed about it. It was a good time, and I think it shows in the track. Then of course you add Micah’s shimmering synth splash hook and we were just happy crying.”
Hardest Part is this slice if wistful synth-pop, full of melancholy melodies, delicate guitar interjections and Carolyns breathy but beautiful delivery over the top. theres a sense of wispy indie folk about the whole thing, and if you don’t immediately fall for it, then something somewhere is very wrong.
Check it out, here