Single: Hare Squead – “100 Miles”
The Group Best Known For “Herside Story” Recapture the Genre-Bending Magic with a Long Distance Love Song
Critical Praise for Hare Squead:
“Squead are pioneers of a creative boom taking place in Dublin… They have Ed Sheeran’s business savvy, compositional expertise , plus chiselled jaws and puppyish enthusiasm.”– The Guardian
“Blending hip-hop, soul and pop in a way that feels both soothing and full of energy, the results carry some heavy Chance the Rapper and De La Soul vibes with a distinctly Irish twist.” – Noisey
“With a name as unique as Hare Squead, their sound is just as special.” – XXL
“There’s no denying the group’s ascension; in Dublin, Ireland—a city only now becoming known for its hip-hop—Hare Squead is becoming one of its most recognizable acts.” – Pitchfork
Bursting out of Dublin with a breezy and heartfelt sound, Hare Squead is the rare act with the chops to be played in the club and the coffee shop. Returning from a 18-month absence from the spotlight, Hare Squead shares “100 Miles,” a bright and longing new single. Beginning with lilting Latin guitars and opening up into a bouncy and melodic love song, Tony Konstone and Lilo Blues (who sings the hook) attempt to navigate a sticky situation, overcoming familial objections and crossing long distances to be with the one they love. A spiritual descendant of classic love songs like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “100 Miles” racked up over 75k Spotify streams in its first week of release and earned prominent placement on the service’s influential POLLEN playlist, as well as New Music Friday.
Says Lilo Blues, “‘100 Miles’ is about doing the most for the one you love, even when history and life tells you no. This is a song to play on your wedding day AND your ending day.”
The leading light of a rapidly growing Irish rap scene, Hare Squead developed an international audience with their electric chemistry and and seamless blend of rapping and singing. Praised by the likes of Pitchfork, Noisey, The Guardian, and many others, Hare Squead won an influential fan in Goldlink, who included a remix of their song “Herside Story” on his At What Cost album. In 2017, the group released two acclaimed singles “Flowers” and “Pure,” which earned more than 5 million combined streams on Spotify alone. With tens of millions of streams already in the bank, and with a loyal fanbase of 750k monthly listeners who kept listening through the band’s 18-month absence, Hare Squead plans to treat fans plenty of genre-fluid and energetic new music in 2019.
Listen to “100 Miles”: https://open.spotify.com/track/10GA73p3kE1F3qKxe2D00k?si=aQ5i-3K1SgaTy6fIuReWyw
“Herside Story” w/ Goldlink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-zeV_s3bfY
“Herside Story”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXVJTRXgCCg
“If I Ask”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpTOnpd2THI
Supernormal EP: https://open.spotify.com/album/4J6AAwaW46J6REDAPI7x2e