SINGLE REVIEW: Hartley – Feel Too Much

After introducing herself to listeners last year with a string of DIY indie-pop tracks, Hartley is ready to further explore her experimental side. 

Following the release of her debut EP earlier this year, Hartley started a new chapter with the lighter sonic stylings of ‘Bittersweet’ which was produced by Ninajirachi. Continuing to show a stark contrast in her artistry, the Brisbane singer-songwriter has followed it up with a dark and moody track co produced by fellow female producer LÂLKA

‘Feel Too Much’ is a brooding number that toys with distortion and bass during the verses. It immediately brings the listener in as they can’t help but find themselves beginning to question how it will evolve sonically.

When the chorus hits, she she dives into this dark Lorde influenced sound that feels like it truly belongs on ‘Pure Heroine’. 

“Don’t you see you’re overwhelming? I don’t want to go there. Don’t you see us overflowing? I feel too much. You cloud my vision. I can’t translate a single feeling. I feel too much.” she honestly sings. 

It has that youthful exploration embodied where she addresses a toxic relationship that saw her constantly getting frustrated and overwhelmed with herself. Heightened by her own anxieties, this is a song that a lot of people will be able to relate to. 

With the dark and moody production highlighting that serious tone of the toxicity, she immediately takes you to an emotional place that is vastly different to the playful sonic of ‘Bittersweet’.