HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
Hit The Record
Australian music artist Lark has had years of experience playing in bands all her life, but it’s only recently that the singer-songwriter has emerged as a solo artist in her own right. Her 2021 break-out track, We Love Us!, a feel-good RnB dance-pop track with the sound of summer written all over it, attracted a lot of media attention and streaming action. Her third single, Hit the Record, is sure to do the same.’ Hit the Record came to life at Wizard of OG Studios in Los Angeles, California, over a bowl of Ollie Gabriel’s world-famous Louisiana gumbo. The song was written in 45 minutes, the framework laid down for what would become a delicious sonic gumbo of Latin, pop, and dance. As Lark says about the new single, ‘We can all identify with a past relationship where you just wanted to stick it to em’ one last time. Hit the Record is that song.
A blast from the past, one last chance, then it’s gone forever.’ Written by Lark and produced by LA-based producer Ollie Gabriel (John Legend, Pink, Mel B, Keke Wyatt, Jennifer Lopez, and The Backstreet Boys), over the opening crackle of DJ vinyl, Lark reclaims her power. The track is a rallying cry for girls making good, grooving into a smokin’ Latin vibe as she asks, ‘Do you remember me?’, and tells her man, ‘It’s your last chance…cause I heard that song before.’ Hit the Record has several hooks running through it, from the Latin-inspired grooves to the melodic mood shifts and tags. Lark has managed to pull together a mix of genres to create what is essentially a last kiss goodbye love song set to the pulse of a party tune. The lyric explores self-empowerment through a decisive attitude towards a now fractured relationship and uses the metaphor of the dancefloor to heighten the tension, both narratively and musically.