To go out or to stay in? That’s the question that plagues so many come the weekend. Fear not though dear friends, for tonight Brisbane songstress Hazel Mei is giving you a massive reason to stay in, dropping her latest music video It Is(n’t) Real, for your viewing.

Inspired by new experiences, the power of the mind and insecurities, It Is(n’t) Real is a lulling indie-folk beauty that gifts listeners with a hopeful sense that they can overcome anything, and the accompanying music video is just as intuitive. Created with the help of Zhouwen Yi and Stephanie O’Brien, the It Is(n’t) Real video sees Hazel and her band taking time out to just hang, celebrating those gems with whom we are truly free to be ourselves.

“We took a step away from narrative for the video,” said Hazel. “I wanted it to be uplifting and fun to match the hope the song portrays. To me, the track feels like spending a relaxing day in with friends and letting your imagination run free, so that’s what we created.”

The first track to be released from her forthcoming debut EP, It Is(n’t) Real is a mere peep at what fans can expect to see from Hazel in 2020.

“I have a lot planned for the new year. My next single will be out in the first couple of months and not too long after I will be releasing my debut EP. Around that I just want to be on stage as much as possible. Playing live is such a positive and empowering experience that I want to share with as many people as I can.” 

Stay in, gather your friends and chill out watching Hazel Mei’s new music video It Is(n’t) Real exclusively below, before it drops this Thursday, 12 December.