Were you as big a fan as we were over the last single by White Hinterland, “Icarusbecause if you were then get ready for this: They’ve just released a new single entitled “Ring the Bell” and it’s all we’ve been listening to here at our office. The new album drops today.

White Hinterland new album cover

But really though, have you listened the new single by White Hinterland?  It’s out now, it’s called “Ring the Bell” and it is damn invigorating. This single’s got the feels of figuring out a rough relationship while still holding onto ones self.  “Ring the Bell” also has a sense of looking at the promises we make to ourselves.  When Casey Dienel sings, “Are you the answer to the question in my heart?” she’s not just asking someone else but herself as well.  There’s a lot of self-reflection here and we love it. Dienel, my friends, is taking a hard look in the mirror and finding the greatness in it.

You could say this single has a lot more “oomph” to it than her last single “Icarus,” as the songbird is definitely trying to get her point across without holding back. With the drums pushing forward an intense array of backing vocals and synth, one can clearly tell that this is a strong first step into White Hinterlands first album in four years.  Dienel’s singing is amusing, and we can’t wait to see what else she’s hiding in this forthcoming album Baby.

We get that you “always say” it but we sure hope this isn’t the last song you write. Much love for White Hinterland here at SHK.

Here’s what Casey Dienel thinks we should:

SEE: Kuroneko by Kaneto Shindo. I watched it repeatedly while writing a lot of the songs on Baby. Two women are murdered and return as evil cat demons to exact their revenge on all samurai. Equal parts lush, sensual and violent. Is it weird to say the way he shot violent death looks beautiful?

HEAR: The sound of the ocean by my studio.


KNOW: Very rarely will the world open itself up to you on accident. Nine times out of 10, the answer is hard, sweaty work and taking shit by the jugular. I have always agreed with the Jasper Johns approach: “Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that.” If you can take joy in plugging away at something regardless of whether anyone likes it or gets it or wants to buy it, I think you’re on the right path.