HAYLEY MARSTEN RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘UNTIL YOU’
ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE OF LONESTAR EP
Songwriter and purveyor of country music Hayley Marsten has today released her brand new single ‘Until You’, a stirring love song done Marsten’s way. “Because until you I was the kind to kiss boys in bars on a Saturday night, make fun of the loved up, get down with the beat up – that was until you.”
‘I’ve never been someone who writes a lot of love songs because I felt every time I tried it wasn’t my voice, the lovey-dovey romantic stuff just doesn’t seem real coming from me.‘Until You’ tells a love story through the eyes of a sceptical, not-committal twenty-something, it’s very reminiscent of my University days in the big city on my own for the first time, it just needs mention of cheesy bread to be 100% factually accurate’.
‘Until You’ is the first single to be released from Hayley’s brassy second release Lonestarwhich is released on Friday June 9* and available to pre order now. The Gladstone songwriter is older and wiser on Lonestar, which is at once playful and deeply personal.
“Lonestar is something I’ve been working on for a while now and every day until it’s released is like Christmas eve because I’m so excited for people to hear these songs because I’m so proud of this record. I knew it was going to be called Lonestar after I wrote the title track and I knew that a lot of the songs would fit around that narrative, overcoming the setbacks in life, moving onwards and upwards and giving a cheeky up yours to the people who said you couldn’t. It really is a snapshot of the last few years of my life and a big step forward to the next part of my career”.
The video for ‘Until You’ was shot by award winning team The Filmery on the New South Wales Central Coast. Hayley had a really clear vision about how she wanted the video to look like when she recorded it.
“It’s not a normal love song so I needed that to be reflected in the video. I wanted it to be more about what happened ‘Until You’ than the relationship that is happening now. Working with The Filmery again was great, they really understood what I wanted for the video and took it to the next level”.
Marsten recorded Lonestar at Love Hz Studios in Sydney with sought-after producer Matt Fell. His guidance added layers of production and ideas that took “these songs to the next level”. The six songs on the release are buoyed by tasteful, minimal arrangements, allowing the strength of Marsten’s voice and lyrical wordplay to sit front and centre. The order of the songs tells the story of a woman regaining her sense of self.
Marsten has moved past the heartache that permeated her debut release, Even, and through collaboration with acclaimed artists, such as Lyn Bowtell and Aleyce Simmonds, has brought a more mature songwriter and performer to the surface.
Born for the stage, Marsten has been writing and performing since age seven. If young Hayley perceived a family get-together to be lacking entertainment, she was happy to step in. Though her parents were accountants, they loved and collected music, ultimately exposing their daughter to an inspiring library of classics. “I’m an only child and I spent a lot of time listening my parents’ records, making up dances to them, forcing my parents’ dinner party guests to watch me put on little shows. I’m a show pony from way back. With writing songs it just became something I did on a regular basis. Even then I knew it was something I was supposed to do.”
HAYLEY MARSTEN | LONESTAR | OUT FRIDAY JUNE 9 | PRE-ORDER NOW