haley heynderickx – “worth it”

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commit haley heynderickx to memory.  the portland singer-songwriter is gearing up to unveil her debut album, i need to start a garden, and has been approaching the precipice of release with a collection of powerful singles in tow: last year’s “oom sha la la,” an unforgettable first impression; january’s “untitled god song,” a rumination on spirituality; and now the latest, “worth it.”

clocking in at nearly eight minutes, “worth it” is an epic tour de force of heynderickx’ songwriting tendencies and capabilities, from the wordless melodies that meander through sparse soundscapes to the inevitable cacophony that is unleashed.  heynderickx is often understated and delightfully conversational in her delivery, a disarming combination that renders the aforementioned outbursts that much more cathartic.

i need to start a garden is out march 2nd via mama bird recording company.  listen to “worth it” below.

haley heynderickx – “untitled god song”

– featured image courtesy of the artist –

haley heynderickx arrived in full force last year with “oom sha la la,” a debut single – shrouded in the doo-wop its title suggests – presaging a powerful debut album.  that strength’s inevitability is further compounded with the recent release of a second single; “untitled god song” finds the portland singer-songwriter grappling with spirituality and hypothesizing about its physical manifestation as a reverb-drenched arrangement sways behind her lead vocal.

the cavernous depths eventually brim with the warmth of a trombone counter-melody commandeering the full band and provides an affecting template for heynderickx’ final thought, which abruptly departs into the ether.  “untitled god song” is culled from i need to start a garden, out march 2nd via mama bird recording company.  listen below.