A.V. Club Most Read

News Newswire Great Job, Internet!
TV Club All Reviews What's On Tonight
Video All Video A.V. Undercover A.V. Cocktail Club Gift Guide
Reviews All Reviews Film TV Music Books
Features All Features Income Disposal Newswire
Sections Film Tv Music Food Comedy Books Games Aux
Our Company About Us Contact Advertise Privacy Policy Careers RSS
Onion Inc. Sites The Onion The A.V. Club ClickHole Onion Studios
Get The Latest

Hello Shark looks to “Jackson Browne” for inspiration on its new song

Hello Shark (Photo: Abi Reimold)
Hello Shark (Photo: Abi Reimold)

Lincoln Halloran has been working under the Hello Shark name for a decade now, slowly amassing a body of work that veers wildly across genre lines. For his upcoming debut on Orindal Records, Delicate, Halloran offers songs that fit that name nicely. The A.V. Club is premiering “Jackson Browne” ahead of the album’s release on September 30, and while the song doesn’t feel totally linked to that singer, it hits on notes of other acclaimed singer-songwriters. Parts of it feel like Nick Drake, or a less effects-laden Alex G, but, ultimately, it’s closest to Owen Ashworth’s assorted projects—which is fitting, given that Ashworth owns Orindal. Against a soft backbeat, Halloran offers up lines that, on paper, seem innocent enough. But his delivery, as in the chorus’ hook, “Baby, I’m delicate,” gives them a weight that’s truly crushing.

Pre-orders for Delicate are available now through Orindal Records.

Submit your Newswire tips here.