Hollie Cook has released her fourth studio album “Happy Hour”. Cook ventures comfortably into the quintessentially British Lover’s Rock, a lush subgenre derived from rocksteady, ska, and reggae which seeped through the sound systems of intimate house parties during 1970s Britain. A member of the final line-up of all-female punk and reggae band, The Slits, she embarked on her solo career, releasing her self-titled debut studio album in 2011, “Twice” in 2014 and followed by “Vessel of Love” in 2018.
“Happy Hour” is co-produced by General Roots band members Ben Mckone and Luke Allwood, and executive producer Martin “Youth” Glover, Cook’s old pastiches adds a feminine and modernised approach to the genre her parents once danced slowly before, dubbing her music as “Tropical Pop”. In a press statement, Cook said about the recording of the album: “Making music that I love, I do turn deep inside myself. It makes me explore a lot of human truths and feelings that we should not shy away from, and it feels like a release to turn them into songs.”
“Happy Hour” is supported by the self-titled single and “Full Moon Baby”.