Hayley Mary is a talented singer-songwriter from Australia. Not too long ago, she released a fascinating music video for her “Fall In Love” single, co-produced by Hayley and Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) during Melbourne’s most recent lockdown.
Hayley Mary – “Fall In Love” music video
“I wanted to write a really straight-up feel-good love song about breaking up and making up. A couple of mates of mine were both newly single and I could tell they wanted to fall in love with each other a little bit, even if it wasn’t particularly wise. I found it cute so I wrote a song about it. Guess it’s just something anyone can relate to really. Who hasn’t been lonely and wanted to dive in and fall in love?” – Hayley Mary explained
‘Fall In Love’ (the single) contains ear-pleasing vocals, tuneful melodies, and a lovely narrative that will resonate well with anyone who has ever wanted to fall in love. The triumphantly uplifting tune possesses guitar-laden instrumentation flavored with a classic alternative-rock vibration. Furthermore, “Fall In Love” is the title track of Hayley Mary’s surprise five-track EP, and serves as her catchiest single yet.
The new EP comes with a sense of slightly old-fashioned, feminine romanticism which feels self-aware and purposeful on “Fall In Love.” The other love song on the EP, “Bullet,” is a summer road trip playlister. The mid-tempo ballad, “T.E.A.R,” weaves between an ode to a Rockstar and an obituary to an outcast father figure. The two are “perhaps interchangeable in the mind of a little girl,” says Mary. Her earnest childlike admiration for its flawed hero is heartbreakingly pure.
“Fall In Love” EP
Four tracks on the EP were produced at The Grove by Scott Horscroft and Johnny Took of DMA’S. Sonically, it continues the neo-wall-of-sound Hayley Mary has become known for since transitioning from front-woman of The Jezabels to a fully-fledged solo artist. What differentiates the solo project is how she has developed her voice to be more vulnerable and, perhaps, more herself.
‘Fall In Love’ is certainly not all rosy vulnerability, Mary still has bite and an aptitude for social commentary. The EP closer, “27,” could be read as a stab at the homogenizing forces within the music industry. Or a topical and timely criticism of a metro-centric, prejudiced culture.
Stream “Fall In Love” EP
On the other hand, “The Young,” a jangly Australiana tune, seems to be equally critical of the small-mindedness that can fester in a small town, leaving Hayley Mary’s third EP, like the artist herself, and, like most good music: full of contradictions.
‘Fall In Love’ is just the thoughtful blend of emotion you want in an EP; to lift your spirits and bring in the summer of freedom. Also, it’s a testament to an artist’s persistence; a giant rude finger to this decade’s obstacles. If you haven’t done so already, this EP will make you ‘Fall In Love’ with Hayley Mary, or perhaps, someone else.
“I just gotta fall in love right now.”
Hayley Mary’s debut, “The Piss, The Perfume,” and the anthemic follow up, “Like A Woman Should” (which boomed in popularity through the recent TV series, ‘Maid’), earned radio love, critical acclaim, and festival offers—including the UK’s Great Escape. As the entire live music industry was on standby, Hayley continued the momentum by bringing us her sophomore EP, “The Drip,” in June 2021, featuring triple j favorite, “Would You Throw A Diamond?.”
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