Indie Pop Artist HAZEL BLOOM Chats About New Music, Favorite Artists and What His Dream Music Video Would Look Like!
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
TODAY, the indie pop artist, Dave Carlin, better known as Hazel Bloom released his latest single called “Nobody’s Nothing.” He previously released his debut track “I Loved You, Once” last fall. That song quickly reached 60,000 streams.
According to Hazel Bloom’s website, “the main inspiration underlying Hazel Bloom is to create an infectious sound that induces a feeling of all emotions accompanied by heartfelt lyrical composition and melodies. Hazel Bloom encompasses bright and lively Pop melodies mixed with a unique, hard-hitting R&B style to create a uniform sound that will resonate with you. Though being well versed in the music scene, Hazel Bloom is the first artistry that Dave has felt completely alive and at home with. Hazel Bloom plans to leave his footprint in the music industry and has no intentions of letting anything get in the way of that.”
Connect With Hazel Bloom Here:
Audio YouTube: https://youtu.be/4d5EBUUHvAw
Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/-bFZNZmVPGs
Learn more about Hazel Bloom in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time today! Where does this interview find you now?
I am actually working on new music at the moment! I appreciate your time to interview me!
Now that 2019 has started, what musical goals do you have yourself this new year? Did you make any new year’s resolutions? Mine was to read more for fun!
My 2019 resolution is to work harder than I ever have. I plan to release 7-10 new songs this year accompanied by 3-4 music videos. I also wanted to come out of my comfort zone and post a video a week on my YouTube channel.
I plan to learn a lot more about marketing my music and i’m very excited to see how this year unravels!
Growing up, how important was music in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make? Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else?
Music really defined my whole life when I was growing up. I remember when I was about 10 years old, I knew I wanted to be a musician when I heard Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard. The feeling I got from that song instantly inspired me. At that moment I knew I wanted to create that same feeling for other people. Photography and graphic design are my hobbies that I considered doing full time a few years ago. Then I realized I could combine all 3 hobbies and really excel in my music career.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
I always envisioned being in a rock band. I never thought I would be making such progress as a solo pop artist. Being a solo artist has been a great opportunity for me. It’s forced me to learn a lot more about music that I would’ve missed out on if I were in a band. I’ve learned a lot over the past years and I’m always excited to learn new things and advance my career.
How do you think you and your music have been influenced by your hometown and where you live today?
Everyone has been very supportive of my most recent music. I’ve always had a great deal of support from my hometown that I’m appreciative for. I believe most people are excited for my music and I couldn’t be more thankful as more people discover it.
What was the inspiration for your newest single, “Nobody’s Nothing”?
I really wanted to write a song I believe anyone can relate to. Itʼs essentially about how hard it is to find the right person. Iʼve been through a lot of relationships over the past years and they always seemed to end the same way. I was constantly obsessing over what I was doing wrong and what I needed to change when in reality it just wasnʼt the right person.“We think too much, We feel too little” is the driving message behind this song. In my personal experience I always overthink everything and ignored what it really was I was feeling. Everything is always perfect at the start and that is a wholesome beautiful feeling and I felt I needed someone/that feeling to feel complete. It wasnʼt until this past year where I realized I was perfectly fine and happy on my own and that was an eye opening feeling to have. I realized I needed to stop trying so hard to find something that I wasnʼt ready to find. I needed to be happy with myself. Once I gained that mentality, everything started falling into place naturally.
When do you hope to release more new music and a full collection of new songs?
I plan to release 2 more singles over the next 2-3 months and a new EP in the summer!
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?
I don’t find it too hard keeping up on my social media. I try to post a few times a week on each to keep fans updated. I have been doing this for years so it feels natural to me. I personally love connecting in person but for social media I would pick Instagram or YouTube as they feel more personal.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?
A few artists that continue to inspire me and that I consider role models are The 1975, LANY, Panic! At The Disco, and Quinn XVII. I would love to work with each of these artists, but an absolute dream of mine since I was about 12 is to work on a song with Brendon Urie (P!ATD).
If money and time were not issues, what would your dream music video look like?
My dream music video would be similar to “This Is Gospel” by Panic! At The Disco. I absolutely love the story and visuals behind the video. You can see the emotion and feeling behind the story and that’s exactly what I would love to portray behind my video.
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island forever, what musical item would you take with you and why?
I would choose a guitar. Guitar is where most of my writing and songs stem from. I love picking up a guitar on my downtime to mess around with. It’s very peaceful to me.
If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on? Or if you prefer, what is a movie that you love that you wish your music was featured in?
I’ve been really into American Horror Story lately. I’m not sure if my music would fit the show but it would be cool to hear it on an episode!
What has been a favorite show of yours in the past? What do you think makes an ideal show for you?
A favorite show of mine is How I Met Your Mother. I personally am a huge fan of Romantic Comedies. That genre mixed with real life situations is what I love watching.
You have toured with so many incredible artists so I am curious what you have learned from all those experiences? Does one stand out the most to you?
I have a lot of role models in the music scene and they have all taught me similar things. Always be yourself and never be afraid to go for what you love. If you have passion, work ethic, and dedication, you can achieve anything. PVRIS and The Hotelier are artists I look up to. Being from the Boston area, I was able to watch them grow from local bands to national touring acts and that’s really inspiring to me. I feel it gave me a boost and showed me that I can be what I want to be.
Do you have any tour dates you would like to tell our readers about?
At the moment I do not have any tour dates. I am mostly working on new music and marketing my brand but tour dates are definitely coming in the next months.
At the end of the day, what do you hope your fans take away from your music? I’d like to know more about how you want your music to be timeless?
I want my fans to never be afraid to be themselves. Life can be brutal at times. I’ve dealt with depression, anxiety, being bullied, not knowing where you fit in and countless other struggles, i know how hard it can be. I hope my music inspires my fans to never lose hope and never give up on themselves and their passions. I hope fans can relate to their lives in each one of my songs. Whether it brings back happy, or sad times, motivates you, or just makes you feel, that is all I can ask for. Music is about coming together to relate to one another and share a moment. Everyone who listens to my music is just as a part of Hazel Bloom as I am and I can’t thank them enough.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
Thank you to everyone checking this out and for listening to my music. It truly means the world. Much Love.