Drew Haley has released the first song “High In Denver” off of her upcoming EP. You can check it out HERE. The story of the song is all about being spontaneous as the opening line is “what’d you say we do something crazy because baby life has been so damn hard”. This song has more of an indie feel to it, which is a different direction from her last EP “Wildflower” which took on more of an Americana and Traditional Country sound. Haley has a voice similar to Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town as she has mastered the control of her runs all while still maintaining a light rasp with grit. The song, written by Haley and produced by David Spencer (Carly Simon and Mickey Guyton) and Scotty Murray, is a great road tripping-free spirited song, especially when the lyrics at the end of the chorus state “Baby pack your bags, we’re gonna go everywhere”. Haley says that the upcoming EP is “100% honest, raw and created based on some of my personal experiences of being a mom and the highs and lows that go along with this crazy, messy, beautiful, ever-changing thing we call life.” Stay tuned for the full EP coming later this year!
Drew Haley is captivating and just as refreshing with her new EP “Wildflower”. Fearlessly forging her way down Music Row to the beat of her own drum, Drew has now chosen the very best of over 300 songs in her catalog for her Wildflowers. Wildflower captures Haley’s journey as a an incredible songwriter and her vocals are absolutely intoxicating as she brings the listener into her world of love and light. Drew Haley is not your common garden variety singer/songwriter. Drew writes and sings with passion and purpose. She gives herself to her music without abandon and the result is pure ethereal magic. Wildflower is a collection of songs that are inspired by her Country, Americana background and are centered around a warm acoustic guitar and a strong lead vocal. The themes of the songs are very personal and simultaneously very relatable to the listener, covering topics such as relationships, heartbreak, and hope. The production throughout the EP is very beautiful, with lots of acoustic string instruments such as mandolin, violin, and slide guitar. This gives the songs a very organic feel, which perfectly match the name “Wildflower”. “This EP is 100% honest, raw and created based on some of my personal experiences of being a mom, a wife and the highs and lows that go along with this crazy, messy, beautiful, ever changing thing we call life.” says Drew. “Songwriting has and always will be my therapy, my safe haven where I can really tap into what I’m truly feeling within and express it. I wanted to be very intentional about what songs I chose to put on this EP because I think of my songs as arrows and I want them to bring light, hope, love, peace and healing to people. Music has been extremely healing for me during my hardest times and I want to spread that to others through my songs, ultimately. That’s my ‘why’.” The themes of the songs are very personal and easily relatable as you will read below in a track-by-track of each song on the EP. “Wildflower” The EP title track is a beautiful crown to the collection of Drew’s songs that she shares honestly. The chorus declares boldly that “…wildflowers can’t be tamed…” and the honesty with which Haley sings gives the listener confidence to follow their own path and inspires them as she sings about when “…she became her own hero…” and gives them courage to believe in themselves a little stronger.
Now poised to release her next EP early 2023 one single at a time, Don’t Mess with Mama, Haley is returning to her roots with a heartfelt country-Americana collection inspired by her life as an artist, mother, and modern woman. “When it’s hard to write, I go back to the beginning, to when I knew how to pour out my heart. My songs come from a vulnerable, very raw place. But I had to re-learn how to be patient and trust that the songs will come. I had to get out of the way and make room for them.” Don’t Mess with Mama is fueled by Haley’s years of songwriting in Music City as well as her personal progression into the next phase of her life. “I wrote some of the tracks after an ugly divorce, and some while falling in love with my current husband,” she says. Recorded at RCA Studios, distributed by Sony Orchard and produced by David Spencer, Don’t Mess with Mama showcases Haley’s knack for narrative songwriting with a country twist, in the vein of acts like Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town. Lyrically, the 5 song EP covers bold emotional and physical shifts—changes of heart as well as changes in circumstance—with graceful, accessible language. Acoustic, laid-back, and emotionally striking, it’s a compelling example of what Haley does best: revealing what it feels like to be human. “I hope people see themselves in my songs,” she says. “Being a writer means being vulnerable and willing to share who you are with an audience. If that audience can empathize, then you’ve achieved the goal. Nothing feels better than pouring your heartache into a song.”