Coinciding with the release of Hauskey's EP Slow, fresh track “Silver Lining” represents a blast of bubbling R&B-seared slacker-pop, a host of sultry guitar strums and sauntering vocals ambling in a miraging heat haze.
In a burgeoning career that's seen Hauskey gravitate between bases in Perth, London and currently Sydney, the songwriter and producer has prevailed in deflecting inevitable setbacks with a devil-may-care outlook and an unwaning resolve to succeed - A resourcefulness that would prompt him to form his own music school as a source of income when faced with financial adversity. It’s this sheer resilience that bubbles under the surface of the Australian artist’s silky, seemingly unblemished, veneer - unfailingly banishing troubles with an ear for the serene.
His new track “Silver Lining” is reminiscent of Rex Orange County and Omar Apollo in its balmy c'est la vie sensibility: an ethos transposed to a video that finds Hauskey freely weather the elements, orienting through a pastoral scene with a wonky compass for navigation and a miniature ship as mode of travel, scoping the unfamiliar with a whimsical sense of spontaneity.
Hauskey voices his satisfaction with the way in which this came to fruition: “It would have been easy to create a cliche clip for this song; montaging shots of me and a lover. But I wanted to push it a little further. To ‘physicalise’ the silver lining that keeps me going, while I’m hit by all of life’s shit,” he states. “Chloe De Brito and her team nailed the visuals, and built the boat from scratch over a weekend. Hopefully, the rest speaks for itself, as all good music videos should.”
“Silver Lining” offers respite from all that may linger on the horizon, a mindset that Hauskey serenades with a dulcet alchemy to ward off winter blues.