Twinkle Park is the solo project of composer and Pop Spirit co-founder Hazel M. She often works alongside others, producing and collaborating on their work; when she works alone, she blends elements of power pop, emo, shoegaze, and indie to create heartfelt maximalist pop music. Between chaotic drum breaks and busy guitars lie delicate synthesized vocals. Songs bursting at the seams one minute may melt away into contemplative piano backed by ambient soundscapes, or synth ballads. No genre or style is off limits within a given Twinkle Park songs.
Created in 2015 as an outlet to experiment with and better learn production techniques, over time the project has gradually shed its quieter, more downtempo skin, and developed into a loud, bombastic vehicle for Hazel to write in the most earnest way she can. Her lyrics are both triumphant and self-defeating, at times simultaneously, processing her experiences in a way that’s equal parts hypercritical and drenched in vanity.