Track: Hauskey shares blissfully bittersweet new single ‘Cream Shirt’

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Musician and producer Hauskey has released new single Cream Shirt via slowplay/Republic Records/Polydor Records. The track follows the insanely talented all-rounder’s 2020 debut EP Slow and his breakout singles, Slow and Somewhere, which racked up an incredible two million Spotify streams each and received widespread airplay from the likes of triple j and BBC Radio 1. Maintaining this incredible momentum the world over, Hauskey recently sold out his Australian headline tour in Sydney and Melbourne.

Talking about the new single, with its chilled yet emotional vibe, Hauskey (aka Andy Hopkins) says: “‘Cream Shirt’ is about loss, and the last oblivious and blissful day you had before you found out you’d lost it; a partner, a family member, a job, a pet, normal life pre-covid… whatever it is.”

“The day before a traumatic or life changing event is fascinating to me, you assume things will always be that way. And they never are, they come and go, so fast.” – Hauskey

Australia’s triple j radio added Hauskey’s previous single Go Wrong to full rotation, seeing it climb to the #4 most played song on the station. BBC Radio 1 also heaped praise, with Jack Saunders crowning him a Next Wave artist. During a special live performance at the 2021 APRA Music Awards, Hauskey teamed up with Brisbane singer-songwriter Sycco as well as Wollongong musician Stevan for a cover of Tame Impala’s “Lost In Yesterday.” It was a performance that brought Kevin Parker and his family to tears.

The multi-talented Hauskey writes, performs and produces all his own records, having always led a music-filled life. After the life-changing discovery of a John Coltrane record in his mother’s collection, he wrote his first song at thirteen and hasn’t stopped since. The journey has taken him across the world and back again, where he continues to share a unique brand of sonically adventurous pop music with other musically curious souls.

Cream Shirt is out now via slowplay/Republic Records/Polydor Records

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