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“Singer, songwriter, and producer Hallie has really nailed the indie-rock anthem.” – Notion

“With a helluva voice, infectious songwriting and a mad aesthetic to go with it, her new songs exploded on stage with some added bite and had her hometown crowd going bananas. All aboard!” – triple j (BIGSOUND: 9 standout acts ready to explode) 

“(Hallie) is the essential piece of brand new music that you need to add to your playlist tonight, the artist you have to get on board with, and it’s an artist that we’ve played previously on the show, one that I feel really really good about. There is a lot of competition when it comes to pop music, but finding a balance between writing pop music, and making sure that it is almost like it is infected with other styles, things that you love, is a really difficult thing to pull off. Hallie has done it brilliantly.” – Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)

“I have an inkling that you will resonate with Hallie’s music, whether it be through instrumental or songwriting. They sing with a certain kind of charm, using the medium of sound to explore topics of identity, sexuality, and gender, in a way that feels lucky to hear.” – Early Rising


Rising queer indie-pop artist Hallie (they/she) has released their newest single Shift The Focus, along with their debut EP ‘This Is Love’. A vivid portrait of a relationship at a standstill, Shift The Focus showcases Hallie’s innate pop instincts yet again. In the blissful but bittersweet outro, Hallie asks, “could we sit and stand still?” It’s a cliffhanger for both Hallie and the listener, masterfully leaving us wanting more from the artist’s first full release.

Speaking on the song, Hallie adds: “’Shift the Focus’ is about the end stages of a romantic relationship and realising it can’t be forever but finding peace and acceptance in that. At the time my partner and I were nearing the end of our journey together and we always knew it would end, especially being in our early 20’s, and admitted we both felt that we didn’t know if we had much more to learn from each other. It was freeing being able to share that and destigmatize the end having to be a negative thing. Instead, we could share the sadness and surrender to that moment, enjoying that we were still in love in the present and letting that be enough. I wrote ‘Shift the Focus’ with my friends Oscar Sharah and Abby Bella-May. I had just met them the night before and as soon as I got in the studio we got straight into a DnM. It felt like we were all at similar stages in our lives which made this song form so naturally. I had discovered Holly Humberstone just before that and wanted to emulate the bittersweet pop feeling that Holly does so well. This was also the first song I worked on with Oscar and straight away I knew I wanted to work with him on the rest of the EP.”

Shift The Focus follows on from Hallie’s previous singles Love! and Do It, both pop anthems that called to mind the likes of MUNA and Maggie Rogers. All three singles appear on their debut ‘This Is Love’ EP, which consists of five dazzling pop songs, each one seemingly more inviting than the last. 

Of the EP, Hallie shares: “‘This Is Love’ is about my journey with love; falling out of love, dealing with heartbreak, and navigating queer love, polyamory, openness and reframing relationships in a way that feels healthy and authentic to me. These songs were pinnacle parts of that journey for me, as I was working out what love looks like for me, away from all the social expectation and noise. Often I would go into writing these songs feeling confused and lost. ‘Labelless’ is the perfect ending to this EP because it shows how through self reflection, I can have a healthy connection to my queerness and openness. The process of writing ‘This is Love’ was also one of the most healing experiences creatively. I have never felt so in control and connected to my music. My journey with discovering my sound has meant learning to choose my authentic self over others opinions. I am my own biggest fan to be honest, and I didn’t know I would ever be able to feel that. I hope when people listen to ‘This is Love’, they can experience the many facets of love and reflect on what love looks like for them! <3”

Along with Do It, previous singles Babysitter and Sympathy were added to full rotation on Triple j, and Babysitter was nominated for the Rock Award at theQueensland Music Awards in 2022. Hallie was also included in the latest print issue of Gay Times “Queer Now” feature, highlighting 10 LGBTQ+ artist to watch for 2023. Hallie will be hitting the road in March, supporting Teenage Dads on their Australian tour. The future is undoubtedly bright for Hallie.


Saturday 11th February – Burleigh Bazaar, Gold Coast

Saturday 4th March – The Zoo, Brisbane [2 x shows – All Ages + 18+]*

Friday 10th March – Prince Bandroom, St Kilda* 

Saturday 11th March – Corner Hotel, Melbourne [2 x shows – All Ages + 18+]*

Saturday 18th March – Metro Theatre, Sydney [LIC/AA]*

Sunday 19th March – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney*

*supporting Teenage Dads with Noah Dillon

‘This Is Love’ by Hallie is out now 
Stream / buy it HERE
Watch video HERE


Thanks to Bossy Music

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