Haley

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“I honestly can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t love to sing,” says 29-year old electronic music chanteuse Haley. “We always had great music playing loudly throughout my house and I was encouraged to write music and perform.”

It’s been over 15 years since Haley first discovered her unique, transcendent voice, and on “All This Love”, the singer fully realizes her place in music; one where the ethereal meets the electronic and the thumping, dance rhythms of the club meet the angelic vocals of the church.

You’ve probably already heard the singer on #1 tracks like Kaskade’s “I Remember” and Deadmau5′s “Move For Me,” (both of which are featured on Strobelite Seduction, yet Haley’s vocal history goes back much further than that. A singer, songwriter and pianist since the age of 16, Haley looked towards artists like Tori Amos and Jewel for vocal inspiration; singers whose emotional resonance and vulnerable, yet powerful, timbre helped shape Haley’s own style.

Knowing she was destined for a career in music, Haley began singing in competitions to get accustomed to performing in front of crowds, before playing the piano by ear as a teenager. “I found I could express myself through writing music in a way I had never been able to before,” says Haley, who began writing her own songs quickly thereafter.

Having played with everything from a full band to a violin/piano duo, Haley discovered electronic music after collaborating with Kaskade and realized her natural leanings. “I think I found that electronic music is where my voice ‘fits’ best,” says Haley. “I really have done it all trying to find where I felt like I fit, but I love this music and I think I’m strongest in this genre and feel most comfortable with the style of singing. It just feels more natural to me.”

Since then, Haley has been a longtime collaborator and featured vocalist on many of Kaskade’s biggest tracks, including 2009′s “This is How It Goes” off The Grand and four songs off the DJ/producer’s recently released Dynasty. (On the ubiquitous title track, the singer earned her first number one song as a lead vocalist.)

While these collaborations have helped put Haley on the map, it’s “All This Love” that stands as her most direct and fully-formed work to date. “I went into this album more confident as an artist,” admits Haley. “I was much more involved in both the production and the writing than any of my previous songs. It really represents me and what I would want to listen to.”

On “All This Love”, recorded over a period of six to eight months, Haley’s crystal-clear pipes immediately conjure comparisons to some of electronic music’s most enduring voices: Kirsty Hawkshaw, Weekend Players’ Rachel Foster, Jes. The full length combines club-friendly hooks, electro-pop, futuristic disco, sultry balladry and classic house music that all showcase the singer’s gorgeous voice. “Physical,” thumping with a 4/4 beat and strings that would make MFSB proud, is future funk mixed with the confident pop vocals of singers like Shakira and Kylie Minogue. The anthemic buildup on “What Do You Say” is the best club track you haven’t heard yet. And the sultry, film noir quality of “I Remember” proves that Haley could just as easily be heard upon waking up as being out at the club. Also included is a new version of Kaskade & deadmau5 hit track “Move For Me” and a special Kaskade remix of “So Far Away.”

Despite all the recent success, Haley remains humble about the future. “I’m just a regular person with the same problems as the next person,” says the singer. “I’ve just put some of my thoughts and experiences to music. I hope that people are able to connect with the album and identify with a song or two. My music is like a diary to me and I’m letting everyone read it.”
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Haley "This Is How It Goes (Radio Edit)"
Album: This Is How It Goes
Genres: Dance, Electronic
Moods: Contemplative, Lonely, Restless
Haley "This Is How It Goes (Kaskade's Grand Club Edit)"
Album: This Is How It Goes
Genres: Dance, Electronic
Moods: Lonely, Restless, Thoughtful
Haley "Midnight Light"
Album: All This Love
Genres: Dance, Electronic
Moods: Celebratory, Hopeful, Hot, Intense, Invigorating, Party, Upbeat
Haley "I'm Someone Else"
Album: All This Love
Genres: Dance, Electronic
Moods: Celebratory, Hot, Intense, Invigorating, Party, Upbeat
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