- 13 Aug 19
The Dublin duo turns up the tempo on their latest single, influenced by UK dancehall, afrobeats, and future R'n'B.
New music from Hare Squead!
Dubbed by Hot Press as one of Ireland's Hottest Hip Hop Acts from 2017, Hare Squead released their latest party track 'Petty' (ft. Shauna Shade & Wusu) last Friday - and it's an absolute bop.
The genre-bending song takes elements from afropop, UK rap and dancehall, creating an unique summer song, complete with flamenco handclaps, melodic electric guitar, and upbeat 808s. Featuring appearances from dancehall emcee Wusu, who bellows the track's hook, and Shauna Shade, who provides a female counterpart to Hare Squead's lovesick pining, 'Petty' is all about the anxiety and exhilaration of pursuing a toxic connection.
Listen to 'Petty' below:
Hare Squead recorded the song at Grouse Lodge Studios in Westmeath, renowned as being one of Michael Jackson's favourite holiday spots. "We were scared as fuck in that haunted old Grouse Lodge studio but came out with a summer bop," said Hare Squead. "It's hard to know where our inspiration comes from, but we listen to a lot of different genres and this is just how we were feeling that day."
'Petty' follows the release of '100 Miles', Hare Squead's first song in two years.