SINGLE REVIEW: Hallie – Sympathy

Okay, so it’s about time that you get yourself acquainted with Hallie! The alt-pop Brisbane newcomer has been establishing quite the name for herself after winning the Unearthed Bigsound competition in 2019 as well as supported the likes of Holy Holy, Spacey Jane, Stella Donnelly and Asha Jeffries.

With her profile continually growing, by the end of the month she will be able to add Geowulf and Charlie Collins to her support roster, with an extensive headline tour following in March. 

Her new single ‘Sympathy’ is a garage inspired indie-pop-rock track that airs her frustration with herself for falling into the trap of gossiping and judgement within a conversation. Hoping that this track serves as a reminder to people to be nicer and less judgemental, she hopes people won’t get so caught up in the moment as she did. 

“I have no sympathy for me. It’s probably based on a unconscious insecurity. It’s so easy to talk shit” she confesses during the angsty and reflective chorus. 

Produced by Oscar Dawson from Holy Holy, this song takes the listener on a gradual sonical journey. Beginning with just a simple guitar accompaniment, she lightly sings over the top in a Stella Donnelly esq manner before a full band comes in for the angsty fuelled chorus that still manages to hold onto an alt-pop accessibility. 

‘Sympathy’ is an anthemic and honest moment for Hallie which has a lot of potential to get that major triple j airplay and become her biggest track yet. 

Hallie Australian Tour

Thursday 19 March – Waywards, Sydney

Friday 20 March – Ciderfest, Sydney

Sunday 22 March – Cambridge Warehouse, Newcastle 

Thursday 27 March – The Exeter, Adelaide

Saturday 29 March – The Grace Darling, Melbourne

Saturday 4 April – Barbara, Brisbane