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Vancouver’s Haley Blais recently released her brand new EP, Let Yourself Go. The EP’s lead single “Small Foreign Faction” has already taken the internet by storm, collecting critical acclaim and garnering over 150,000 streams within weeks of release – and the EP had a great start at radio by making it in to Top 15 @ NACC Top Adds with 36 official adds, and landing at #11 most added.
Her new video for the track “Remove Tag” was also recently released, and has already gained over 39K views. Check out the video below, and be sure to take some time to find out more about Haley via our Five Questions With segment.
Haley shares on the “Remove Tag”,
“This song is very transparent in its meaning; it’s literally about the worst photo ever taken of me in high school, that was repeatedly posted on Instagram. This song and ‘Seventeen’, another track on the EP, are the only ones that are actually about a part of my life – both stemmed from my teenage years. I feel like I’m finally past writing songs about that era of my life, so it felt fitting to throw a party with all my friends and film it for this.”
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I’m Haley Blais, a musician from Earth.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
It’s a mix of indie folk/rock and pop stemmed from both personal experiences and fictional stories. You can try and guess which is which.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We’re currently touring across Canada, so yes, lots of shows! The set is really fun, it’s myself and four very energetic dudes. I’m obsessed with primary colours, so that’s the general colour scheme you’ll see. We look like a bunch of western elementary school teachers.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Probably “Small Foreign Faction”, I’m proud of the way that song turned out.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Andy Shauf is one of my favourite songwriters of all time, I’m obsessed with Alvvays’s new album too.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.