New Band of the Day #154: Haley Heynderickx

‘I Need To Start A Garden’ is out March 2nd via Mama Bird Recording Co.

Who: Haley Heynderickx – Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Lily Breshears – Electric Bass, Piano, Backing Vocals, Tim Sweeney – Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Phillip Rogers – Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocals, and Denzel Mendoza – Trombone, Backing Vocals .

What: Alternative rock (FFO: Courtney Barnett, Speedy Ortiz, Jay Som).

Where: Portland, Oregon.

Why: Haley Heynderickx is a songwriter of the utmost emotion and surprise. Twisting and turning with a complete disregard for convention, her songs swirl and meander into reflection and extroversion. Her debut album I Need To Start A Garden is out on March 2nd via Mama Bird Recording Co. My favourite jam from that record is ‘Worth It’. For me, the song is an audio metaphor for life: surprising, sad, happy, warm, and long (hopefully).

“I was living in a house with six women at the time and attempting to pursue music as more than a bedroom act, “says Heynderickx. “In this, I was struggling to find confidence and purpose in it. Writing “Worth it” was a cathartic release at the time, just allowing myself to take up space and make as much noise as I could in our basement without driving my roommates too crazy. After several weeks, this song got carved out. It has been through a lot and it means something new to me each time I hear it. (Unfortunately, not a Missy Elliot cover.)”

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