Andy Hopkins, better known as Hauskey, is an Australian multi-instrumentalist whose electro-funk blend of chilled indie was first released in the form of ‘Slow’ via Polydor.
The budding artist released this debut single in March and it has since obtained over one million streams on Spotify.
Hauskey’s latest track ‘Somewhere’, further showcases his songwriting talents. The track is a breezy ode to daydreaming and escaping reality. It is suited for fans of Dapperton or Rex Orange County, and truly flexes both the lyrical and production talents of this Aussie newcomer.
some ‘somewhere’ notes x pic.twitter.com/Rfg1IRVwln
— Hauskey (@hauskeymusic) September 26, 2020
“We’re all rundown and in need of a break. That was where ‘Somewhere’ came from. Not so much an attempt to ignore reality for good, but at least find some time to be human again, so that we can properly tackle everything that we face collectively and individually,” Hauskey said of the track.
Hopkins’ love of the art pushed him to setup a music school whilst at University with over 500 students attending two campuses. He then moved to London for a year, balancing a paid job with gig performances in the evening as he pushed for his music to be heard.
Hopkins’ then returned to Australia and bought the cheapest van he could afford and drove out to the middle of nowhere to live on a farm for a year, allowing himself to put his music first.
Hauskey’s partnership with Michael Parisi and his management company is the next step in his career, paving the way for his music and writing to evolve.
‘Somewhere’ is now available on all streaming platforms, you can watch the lyric video for the track below.