hendren is the professional name of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician Marty T Zwart. For 12 years the Columbian artist played guitar in the popular band “Coppersky” with his two brothers. Now based in the Netherlands, he made his solo debut earlier this year with the single “Leave.” That track introduced a wildly creative artist with a taste for trippy, genre-transcending experimental music. That song and each of his two subsequent releases have connected with tens of thousands of fans around the globe.
“Hasjasjeen” is the latest single and video from hendren, released worldwide to all major streaming services on September 1, 2021. Centered around a funky Jazz-infused bass guitar riff, the track is a smooth dose of hypnagogic psychedelia. A chill, downbeat Hip-hop groove meets that rolling bass to set a hypnotic mood. Cinematic synths and samples fade in and out and create a cool mix of experimental downtempo electronic and live funk. Meanwhile, disembodied vocals float in the periphery while riffing on the mantra, “Don’t you try to confine me.”
The “Hasjasjeen” video was shot in two nights by Marty and his brother Robert, “with 1 camera and 2 lights.” The resulting short film matches the song’s ethereal trippiness with wonderfully avant-garde images of everyday scenes viewed from decidedly skewed perspectives. Check it out below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Chill playlist. Follow the links below the video to connect with hendren. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future aural experiments from this exciting and adventurous artist.