Los Angeles based British indie-folk artist, Fairhazel aka Hugh Macdonald released his newest album “I Sold My Soul For Fairhazel.”
This 16 track album, threaded with a nostalgic The Beatles/Pink Floyd sound, is a body of work Fairhazel created while tucked away in quarantine. His use of straightforward lyrics, tinged with tongue-in-cheek humor, uniquely blend with an array of instrumental arrangements. “It’s a collection of songs chronicling my move from the UK to the US and the evolving sound and style that came with it. I was listening to almost exclusively the Kinks and Harry Nilsson and their songs bled into my songwriting. The album is a self-reflection on the purpose behind writing songs, inspired heavily by Fela Kuti’s story of harnessing the power of music for a greater good,” says Fairhazel.
Although Fairhazel is a solo venture, a band often accompanies him to shows. He has opened for Agnes Obel, Banfi and Juanita Stein, as well as played the Counting Crow’s New York Festival and other events. In 2020, he released his debut album “I’m a Friend of Fairhazell,” which amassed over 80,000 streams and counting.
The day of his album’s release, Fairhazel hosted a concert to benefit Musicians Without Borders, an organization that works with local musicians to bring social change and peaceful, liveable conditions to their own communities. Fairhazel dedicated the October 23rd release of this new album and all donations being made throughout his performance to the organization.