Huckleberry Hastings explodes with melancholy on Let Me...?
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Huckleberry Hastings bears his all on Let Me…?

You’d be hard pressed to find an artist more raw and open than Huckleberry Hastings. The young man has an unnerving ability to craft the most palpable songs of heartbreak without ever feeling contrived. Whether it be on his great solo work or with his indie-synth group Hollow States, Hastings’ words will reach into the darkest depths and touch you in a way that you may never have expected. If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing him live, then behold his live video for Let Me…?

Huckleberry Hastings take me home sessions

One of Sydney’s most open and revealing artists, Huckleberry Hastings kicks off the new Take Me Home Sessions with Let Me…? live at Parliament Cafe.

Filmed at Parliament cafe in Newtown, this live rendition of Let Me…? is the first instalment of a new video series called the Take Me Home Sessions.  Theses sessions will focus on artists in an intimate, live acoustic setting, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next few instalments. Judging from what we see here the series promises to be a good one.

Live is where he shines best. Armed with only his star-spangled guitar Hastings evokes a considerable vulnerability. Sure his music is raw and cuts deep, but that feeling is increased ten-fold when you see it up close. Let Me…? is one of those songs that exudes a quiet desperation, one that pines achingly whilst knowing that the desire felt will never be returned.

Parliament is an appropriate setting for this all to take place. It’s a hub for artists, laden with old records and books. Not to mention it plays host to some poetry slams and impromptu music jams at night time (and a decent selection of cheap wine too). You can’t escape its gaze making for a harrowing and striking performance.

If you dig this clip be sure to keep an eye on Hastings’ socials for the latest updates on the Take Me Home Sessions.