Australian queer pop artist Hallie introduces their brand-new single/music video, “Do It,” a song capturing the longing for a romantic response.
Hallie explains, “I wrote ‘Do it’ about trying to get into the swing of dating again and the child-like nerves of flirting. I was experiencing loneliness while simultaneously wanting to explore my sexuality and make new connections. I find that stage just as exciting as it is scary and confronting and this song is me being honest with how I was feeling and giving myself a push toward exploring those crushes.”
Singer-songwriter and producer Hallie released their debut single, “Nice Like Rice,” in 2019, followed by 2020’s “Sympathy,” along with a flurry of songs in 2021: “Sydney Hates Me,” “Fairy Bread,” “Lip Balm,” and “Babysitter,” which was nominated for a Queensland Music Award in Best Rock.
“Lip Balm” appeared on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, and Indie Arrivals playlists, as well as on beaucoup playlists on Apple Music, including Heaps Indie, ALT Pop, ALT CTRL, New Music Daily, and Breakthrough Australia.
Hallie has shared the stage with Spacey Jane, Mallrat, Stella Donnelly, and Didirri, and has been featured in elite outlets.
The video for “Do It,” co-directed by Hallie and Lili Pedrazzini, depicts Hallie at once elated over their new crush and frustrated by the lack of reciprocity.
“Do It” opens on emerging, trickling guitars topped by a soft, echoing voice. As the tune ramps up, it takes on the contagious heft and energy of alt-pop flavored with hints of alt-rock. Vaguely reminiscent of Liz Phair, the song pushes out potent leitmotifs intermingled with gentle, shimmering chapters.
Hallie’s crème de la crème voice imbues the lyrics with deliciously nuanced tones, alluring and evocative.
“Hi, hi, hi, hi, deep sigh / Hi, hi, hi, deep sigh / Losing all control I once had / What is it that draws me to you? / I want to be held too / Baby I dare you / Do it.”
Hallie has it going on! “Do It” delivers luscious alt-rock/pop dynamics riding a captivating rhythm, all crowned by the irresistible voice of Hallie.