Single Review: Washed Out – ‘Hard To Say Goodbye’

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

With the release of his visual album Mister Mellow fast approaching next week, Washed Out has released new single ‘Hard To Say Goodbye’.

‘Hard To Say Goodbye’ is intriguing in the way it mixes elements of chillwave with upbeat electronic beats. The single serves multiple purposes — you can jam in on repeat when you want to lay down and wind down, but it's also perfect to spin during long drives in the car. On top of the soft yet bouncy production is Greene’s hypnotising vocals. The smoothness of his voice adds another layer to the track.

If you listen closely to the lyrics, Greene expresses raw emotions relating to heartbreak. In the first verse, he says “You said that I was all you'd ever want / You said that we were fine / You swore that you would never break my heart / You wasted all my time”.

Stay tuned for the release of Mister Mellow next Friday. You can watch a trailer for the album here.

Written by Amy Smolcic