From Blake Hazard
Blake Hazard is excited to announce the November 3 release of a new album, Possibilities At Sea. Blake spent the first part of 2017 releasing a series of singles and remixes - “Before The Ice,” “Oh Anatolia,” and “Hey.” Along the way she garnered accolades from the likes of Flaunt who labeled her “the quintessentially rootless musician, a true citizen of the world" and Blackbook who noted her “ability to marry sweetness and melancholy in a genuinely affecting and visceral way." Flood said she "tantalizes.” KCRW has said her music "spans from pop bliss to a raw mood and vision" and Under The Radar has hailed its "raw, meditative reflection."
Possibilities At Sea is the follow up to Blake's solo debut The Eleanor Islands.Following that album's release Hazard found herself somewhat adrift. She decamped from her homebase of Los Angeles for Istanbul and after a year of living there she returned to Los Angeles with new energy and something to say about love and hope.
The songs came slowly at first, but after connecting with friend and producer Thom Monahan (Wild Nothing, Vetiver) and setting a date to record in Blake's dream scenario - mostly live on a studio floor with a band of relative strangers - the songs came in a torrent. Blake says, "I've always wished I could write that way - songs that people say 'write themselves.' Songwriting has always been far more arduous for me, but somehow these songs just kept appearing. They came so quickly and somehow so confidently that I didn't question it."
Blake's musical career began while she was in her teens by playing in New York City subways. She eventually graduated to playing smaller clubs and then made her way to Boston to study at Harvard University. There she continued to play live, and eventually met John Dragonetti (Jack Drag). They duo moved to Los Angeles, and broke up in 2005. After hearing the songs that each had written about their parting, they reunited to form The Submarines. The Subs went on to make three records and remix EPs for the Canadian label Nettwerk Records.