Recently, we shared our Baes + Brews session with 18 year-old vocal powerhouse Felicity, but luckily the night had even more great music to offer. Blake Hazard, one half of LA indie rock band The Submarines, also stopped by Industry City to put on a great solo performance celebrating love, life, and happiness. The mood was perfect for the occasion, as we put on Baes + Brews - a spinoff of our Bands + Brews concert series - in collaboration with Bust Magazine, Industry City, and Filament at the Landing to celebrate Women's History Month with good company and female-driven music. Hazard's upbeat, easy-going sound couldn't have been a better fit for the night's entertainment, from the bubbly "This Heart" to the warm and tender "Oh Anatolia." Hazard's performance had everyone in the audience smiling for the rest of the night, so you're bound to crack a smile as well.
Another day lost. Nothing at all. Who am I to ask what went wrong? If there's a great howling hole in the middle of it all I won't tell you to just keep calm. If you're there in your darkest night, it's all right to say if you're not all right. I won't scare off easy. You can say that you need me tonight. I know it's hard to believe that you can trust someone you love to help Light the light. Not so long ago, I was right there, you know. Lost in nostalgia. All my strength not to call you. Can old lovers be friends? Lend you the same hand that promised infinite love? Now there's infinite number of new loves, keeps breaking you down. I see you there in your darkest night It's all right to say if you're not all right. I won't scare off easy. You can say that you need me tonight. I know it's hard to believe that you can trust someone you love to help light the light. Light the light, the light, the light. Light the light, the light. Well didn't I hold you right? Didn't I hold you right when you were mine? Well, I'll never take back the love I gave you, Babe. I try to leave the hurt behind, when we couldn't make it right between us, Babe. I'm still holding you here in my heart. I'll never cast you out of my heart. I'll always be there for you, be there, be there, be there. When you save me from sadness, from that passing madness It was a long walk home from the calm in the storm. Sometimes sorrow's good company, reminding us to really feel, but fleeting as a smile if it's your turn to cry. Oh, you don't have to go it all alone. When we're there in our darkest night, sometimes we just need to hear it'll all be all right. You know that I'll be here to hold you, to hear you, to see you through the night It's hard to believe it. Oh, but our love can light the light. Light the light, the light, the light. Light the light, the light. One more taste before the ice turns into water. One more drop rolls all the way down. Oh, I unlock the phone when I feel better. So I won't try to say I love you 'til the end. Some night soon the stars fill out like water. Glitter in my glass. Glitter's in my hand. Oh, I let the truth pour out to the choir. When it's over, your name's written in the sand. We are just light in water. When a spark burns bright, well it fades and it dies. But we'll never burn through these stars in our eyes. Bigger than the sky, when our hearts align in love. I spoke up when it wasn't very clever. Threw my heart into the fire, offering a sign. We're all free to hope, free to fall down for nothing. They say it's better when we don't expect a thing. But oh, my little diamond heart, always one foot out the door. How'd you learn to be so hard? You might shatter soon as the precious stars. You shatter soon as the precious stars. When a spark burns bright, well it fades and it dies. But we'll never burn through these stars in our eyes. Bigger than the sky, when our hearts align, we'll be bigger than the sky where the stars collide. It only takes one night to show me you shine for me too. Well our whole lives long we can hold out for the one but we don't get to know why or if they'll ever come. We'll try to find the truth in every moment and we won't need all of our prideful old ways. Because we are just light in water. When a spark burns bright, well it fades and it dies. But we'll never burn through these stars in our eyes. Bigger than the sky, when our hearts align we'll be bigger than the sky where the stars collide. It only takes one night to show me you shine for me too. old-timey tune. It's called This Heart. Maybe we played this one before and the notes all sound the same. I bet my heart has changed and so has yours. Maybe you'll walk a little while. Maybe the sun will set. We'll be smiling all the way home, or maybe not. Learning how to be alone. But, oh, this heart's gonna love you even if you say it's wrong. My heart's gonna love you. It just keeps carrying on. Maybe we were meant to start again. Like the sun and moon, don't give up shining. Nothing can undo this love I have for you. Maybe I pushed it all too far. Maybe I left some things unclear. All you need to know is it was always you. And oh, this heart's gonna love you even if you say it's wrong. My heart's gonna love you. It just keeps carrying on. We are here and it's never for us to know what could become on us, sweetheart Can you even find that love is always gonna win. Love is always gonna, love is always gonna Oh, I'm gonna love you even if it's wrong. This heart's gonna love you. It just keeps carrying on. - Thank you. Muchas gracias. I forgot to warn you about the horn section on that one. The fierce and mighty horn section. So a few years ago, I lived in Istanbul for awhile, which was an adventure. And it was awesome. And I tried to learn Turkish, which was really hard and...this song... well, so Istanbul is separated into two sides. There's the European side and the Asian side, and they call the Asian side the Anatolian side because Anatolia is in that direction. And that's where I lived. And this song is called Oh Anatolia. - Where are you now? I see you grew out your hair. There's a girl at our table so there's a girl in our bed. Pictures on the wall that are bought in LA Part of me wants it all back, but I give you everything. Just 'cause I was the one to leave doesn't mean it doesn't break my heart I tell you that it breaks my heart. What choice did you give? When your brown eyes turned black, could you hear me calling, please come back? Wish I could walk the rocks, shoot balloons by the sea, lose my head in rocker and fast tambourines. Your cities have drowning in lost history. The other half's fighting for the new, for the free. Just like you and me. But we could save each other from the start. Pull each other back to shore. I still believe in changing your whole life and love at first sight. 'Cause when you held me that way, the world disappeared. You said the bright stars above us were our infinite dance floor. Then you pushed me away. Maybe I ran too far Babe, if I was holding you now, I could be dancing in the starlight. Smoking fog at sunrise, crossing the sea Climb up the hill to school. Just street cats and me. I'm trying to learn your language, seem to speak it more to strangers. Well your slipping away. Then we were fighting like children. My old keys in a drawer, next to my passport. Have you changed our locks? Have you changed your heart? 'Cause if you held me that way, may the world disappear. You know the bright stars above us could be our infinite dance floor. I won't push you away. I won't run so far. Babe, if I was holding you now, I could be dancing in the starlight. Ooh, if I was holding you now Ooh, ooh Oh Anatolia, where are you now? Something's wrong when you regret things that haven't happened yet But it's a glorious day when morning comes without that feeling of alarm So rise and shine Now's the time to be alive To stay awake with me awhile and smile. You couldn't sleep for the awful fright that kept you up in bed last night While curious shapes shift in the dark, they vanish with the sunrise spark So rise and shine. Now's the time to be alive. To stay awake with me awhile. So rise and shine. Now's the time to be alive. To stay awake with me awhile and smile. - Thank you. And so I'm sort of...I'm going to indulge in one last song that maybe is like apropos of some of the things that fans of Bust might care about. Before the election, there was this series of songs called Thirty Songs for ThirtyDays that was all like anti-Trump stuff. And I agreed to participate in it. And when I started to write this song, I actually felt bad because I thought that he was going down in flames. I actually thought that his campaign was petering out. At this time, like there was a moment in there when I really thought that, and I thought, "Oh, I don't want to kick a man while he's down. " Like, I don't, you know, I feel bad. Like, you know, and my friend, Amy Mann, was doing one of the songs, too. And I was like, "This is what I'm thinking," like because we had been talking about how it's hard to write these kinds of things, like, it's political. And I was like, "So I feel bad, you know. Like, maybe he's not going to win and now I'm being a jerk or whatever. " She just wrote back, "Fuck him. " And I was like, "Yeah, you're right, you're right. " But I still wrote kind of a nice song, you know. Like, I don't mean to be a mean person. I want to keep it positive. And now I wish that I had written a Fuck Him song. But it's a nice song. It's a nice song about choosing love , which we can continue to do. We have to continue to do. We must. We will persevere. We will resist. Honestly, this is... anyway. Sorry, I digress, I digress. Okay, this is called Little Situation. Thanks, you guys, so much for listening. This is my last song. Thanks again to Bust. Thanks again to Baeble and to Industry City for having us. Okay, here's Little Situation. Always choose love, it's the only thing I can believe in But he makes it so hard to love him when he's always hating I don't like to put a brother down to try to make the others look up to me Yeah, I don't need to put a sister down to make me feel worthy So when he goes low, we'll go high, try to find some kind of understanding Yeah, those spiteful words and taunting are the lines of a lesser man. We'll choose love, it's the only thing we can believe in He makes it so hard to love him when he's always hating Well, he'll never say he's sorry, never really care how the little guy felt Now our greatest fear is of a man who feeds on fear itself Well, his fear's just not being adored, not getting more than what he deserves Yeah, he'd step on over anyone I can't admire that kind of nerve And I'm still in love with America. How are we not enough, he's gotta make us great again? I'm not going back to those times when so many of us were left behind Building a wall won't fix what's inside We'll fight to keep our open minds And choose love, it's the only thing we can believe in He makes it impossible to love him when he's always hating We'll choose love. We'll choose love. We'll choose love. Love. - Thank you, guys. Thank you for listening. I'm Blake Hazard. Oh Anatolia, where are you now?
Blake Hazard started playing in subways in New York City in her teens, graduating to playing smaller clubs in the city. She made her way to Boston to study at Harvard University, where she continued to play live, and eventually met John Dragonetti (Jack Drag). They moved to LA, and broke up in 2005, but after hearing the songs that each had written about their parting, reunited to form The Submarines. The Subs went on to make three records and remix EPs for the Canadian label Nettwerk Records. The band toured the US and Europe many times, making festival and television appearances, with their songs licensed extensively for film and TV worldwide.
Blake recorded her album The Eleanor Islands, also licensed for film and tv, with Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Yellowbirds) in Brooklyn in 2013.
"Hey" is the second in a series of singles and remixes that will be released in 2017. The studio version was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Wild Nothing, Fruit Bats) and the remix was produced by Belgian indie-electronic artist Styrofoam, who has previously produced remixes for Ben Gibbard, the Postal Service, and the Submarines, among others. "Hey" follows "Before The Ice," which premiered in February via FLOOD Magazine along with a remix by Xander Singh (formerly of Passion Pit and Pepper Rabbit).