Lush production and powerful vocals generate a driving, tour de force attitude in Hattie Oates’ new single, High. Recorded at Yap Yap Studios in Sydney and mastered by Ben Feggens (Mallrat, Vera Blue, RÜFÜS DU SOL), High is an expression of raw attraction.

“I wrote this song about that feeling you get when you have a new little crush and no matter how hard you try to ignore it; you can’t help the tingling butterflies in your belly! Especially when they catch you off guard and you feel like your heart is about to jump from your chest. That little adrenaline rush,” Hattie says.

To celebrate the release, Hattie shared with Upside her top 10 tracks that get her High!

If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys
This song is pure soul! Love a good 6/8 groove while belting it out in the shower (at least attempting to!). 


Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand
My brother introduced this to me and turns out he does have good taste in music because this little arty rock number is currently included in the majority of my playlists. I have also never heard a song with as many catchy guitar riffs as this one. Franz Ferdinand, what’s your secret?


Believe by Cher (DMA’s Like a Version)
This was the absolute theme song of a very memorable summer! I would play it on request at least 3 times each gig, listen to it at least 5 times on the way to the beach and at least 5 times on the way back, never gets old. 


Fat Bottom Girls by Queen
This one’s for the fam! A 16-hour car trip to the coast of South Australia every Christmas is never completed without rolling down the window and banging out this absolute tune, actions and all! It’s quiet a mental image. 


Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa
“I love the 80’s beat” says Mum. This song has definitely become its own little anthem in our household! 


Tears Dry On Their Own by Amy Winehouse
This song is such a pick-me-up. Anytime something gets me down, I love to listen to its “you’ll get over it” message to make me feel better. Not to mention it’s an Amy Winehouse song, and I LOOOVE Amy Winehouse! 


Temper Temper by Lime Cordiale
To be honest I could have filled up the whole list with these guys! But, so I didn’t look too much like a psycho diehard, I picked this one. I promise you I know every word…enough said.


You Need Me, I Don’t Need You by Ed Sheeran
This song should be the anthem for every muso! Every time anyone says something negative about choosing music as a career, just whisper this to yourself and maybe go write a song about it. 


Golden by Harry Styles
This song just makes me feel good and I like feeling good. Do yourself a favour! 


Drink Too Much by G Flip
I remember listening to this song for the first time and I couldn’t not add it to my playlist! That starting riff is genius!


Check out Hattie Oates’ new single, High.


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By Louis McDonald