Following the release of her single Invisible, we caught an interview with Sydney-based artist and songwriter Hayley Gia Hughes to find out more about the music. Here’s how it went.
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Hi Hayley, congrats on the single! What can you tell us about the song Invisible – what inspired you to write it, and what was the recording process like?
Working on Invisible was a lot of fun – I wrote the song in Canada on holidays and felt that people would relate – the lyrics have a dark undertone, even though it’s an upbeat song, which I wanted to get across. I wrote it because, to be honest I was feeling that way – which everyone can relate to at times in this day and age. We are all more connected then ever on social media, yet that somehow creates loneliness. The recording process took two days and the layering of the chorus was one of my favourite parts to work on, as well as the bridge near the end of the song.
Where is the best setting to listen to the song, and what do you hope people take away from it?
Anywhere! I’d say when driving in the car or on the bus or train – I listen to Spotify mostly when on public transport so that’s when I would listen to music personally. Or in my apartment when chilling on the balcony.
How long have you been making music and what are your main aspirations?
I started writing songs as a teen, but I’ve been singing and getting singing lessons since I was about 6. I used to sing Disney songs at birthday parties on weekends for many years. I was also in Musicals like Jesus Chris Superstar. My main aspiration is for people to resonate with what I’m talking about in the lyrics – it’s good to know you’re not alone.
If you could sit down to lunch with anyone, who would it be?
Lana Del Rey – I love her charisma, charm and story telling in her lyrics – I would love to pick her brain!
What’s next for you?
My next single Downfall will be out sometime in August – look out for it 😊
Is there anything else we should know?
Follow me on Instagram and Spotify to keep up with my musical journey.
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