Late Bloomer / Hydrangeas

by Nico Hedley

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The debut 7" from Nico Hedley, brought to you by Whatever's Clever

"These two songs were written and recorded in my bedroom while learning to use an 8 track reel to reel machine. They are experiments in stream of consciousness songwriting, controlled chaos, and seeing how broken a guitar can sound" -NH

The music Nico Hedley makes is late-at-night music, slow dancing in your socks on the hardwood in your bedroom kinda music, too wired to sleep so you read by the light of the lamp on the nightstand music, overhead lights coming on at the bar music, AM country radio swinging stoplight no one else awake in town kinda music. A tall crooner in bifocals with an ancient hollowbody who could be from anywhere and from anytime but is also somehow definitely from New York City (his sole tattoo - "212" on his upper thigh). His band can have a pedal steel in it, his band can have a saxophone in it, his band can have an upright bass in it, and it always, to me, sounds like just the group of folks you want to sing "Auld Lang Syne" to you when the balloons drop.

Nico's played around in a lot of different bands and situations, he's lived a lot of lives, and after a few summers under the soil his songs are finally here.

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released May 31, 2019

songs written and recorded by Nico Hedley
drums - Jeff Widner
saxophone - Adam Robinson

Mixing and additional tracking Alex Greiner
Mastering by Gus Elg, Sky Onion

Album art by Benedict Kupstas

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Track Name: Late Bloomer
Hold me to the things I said
Spend hours with my regrets
Hide out with the most of it
Sleep tight darling I hope you did
Oh won’t you wait? I did
I’m a late bloomer too
I’m a late bloomer too
Summer heat it’s all pushing back
Fire hydrants and heart attacks
Whispered nothings all coming back
Sleepless summer I’m coming back
Happy birthday it happens once a year I know
I think I should try to let it go
Happy birthday it’s once a year I know
Making progress but I still have to let you go
Happy birthday
Track Name: Hydrangeas
At a stop save the tick of the clock
The emotional schlock and all our damn belongings
Well imagine that like tracing highways on the map
Moving pictures from the wall to the closet
I wanna scream, wouldn’t you?
Try my best to get out from under you
Well here’s a trick if you wanna get bit
If your sick of this shit
Stick your hand in the fuckers mouth
I had a dream
Where I wake up all out of place
And I stumble out to hydrangeas
Blooming all over the place
What a nice surprise so I smell the flowers
Then the pollen as dense as a haze
All around and I’m suffocating
Now I’m running at a deafening pace
When to my surprise hydrangeas
Falling all over the place
All around hydrangeas dying

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