BC-based artist, Holly Hyatt is back with a brand new live video for her newest single, “Gravity”.
Check out the video below and take a few moments to learn more about Holly in our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
I am Holly Hyatt, a singing bass slinger, and songwriter, located in the beautiful Slocan Valley in BC.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
The music on my latest project “Wild Heart” is a mix of funky soul-blues, meets R&B singer-songwriter. When writing songs for this album I was really experimenting with mixing up a lot of the genres I love and focusing on themes of love, positivity, getting outside enjoying nature and just joy in general. When I was writing “Gravity” I was trying to write a slow and sexy R&B song about falling in love. I just vamped out over the piano chords for a long time and eventually came up with the melody and lyrics. I like to write as intuitively as possible, just let the song come and then fix things up later if I need to.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I do have a lot of shows coming up in BC. I have some more summer shows in the West Kootenays and then some East Kootenay and Okanagan shows in the Fall. Check out my website for all the dates https://www.hollyhyatt.com/shows I am currently touring with my five-piece band (voice, bass, guitar, keys, sax/flute, and drums) our sound has been described as “Soulful, Funky and Fun!”
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Probably “Gravity”, it is definitely one of my favs off of the album. I really feel like I achieved that R&B, almost slow blues genre mix and I love singing and playing bass on this song.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Tanika Charles, Bywater Call, Samantha Martin, my local blues gal Judy Brown, Frazey Ford, Sue Foley (her live show is Amazing!!), and I love the contemporary R&B vibes of Daniel Caesar.
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.