Hayley Mary (best known as the frontwoman of The Jezabel) is an indie-pop star from Australia. Not too long ago, she released an appealing music video for “The Chain [Nude version]” single via Melbourne label, I OH YOU.
Hayley Mary – “The Chain [Nude version]” music video
“I sat in my apartment in Melbourne staring at my suitcase. I picked up the guitar and wrote what felt like, at the time, the saddest song I’d ever written. Sonically and melodically, however, it’s one of my most uplifting. It was a feeling I’d had before akin to depression. That there is some kind of invisible magic chain holding me to the earth and keeping me from moving forward or climbing higher. Which, if I pull too hard on or try to escape from, seems to have devastating consequences behind or beneath me. But this time it was an odd sort of happy-sad. Because for the first time I felt like the chain not only held me down, it connected me to everything and everyone else. For a brief moment, everyone could see it and feel it at exactly the same time.” – Hayley Mary
“The Chain [Nude version]” transcends a pure, healing power as the whirlwind year draws to an end. Recorded and produced by Johnny Took (DMA’S), the tranquil piano and string-laden track showcase Hayley Mary’s lyricism and intricate melody, giving a poignant voice to the emotional disorientation of 2020. Furthermore, the jubilant track explores the depth of loss felt by all but bringing the joy we want and need from music right now. Also, it acts as both a frustrated scream into the void and a celebration of solidarity.
‘The Chain’ is reminiscing of Alanis Morissette or Fiona Apple – ‘90s grunge with the melancholy of 2020. In an ironic twist of events, the song was written on the night Hayley Mary was supposed to go on her first solo tour just as the pandemic erupted. However, she was grounded due to the Covid-19 pandemic. What resulted is a bold, pop offering that showcases some of Hayley’s most impressive songwriting to date.
Finding solace in this sense of connection to the rest of the world, Hayley poured both her frustrations and optimism into “The Chain.” The jubilant track acts as both a frustrated scream into the void and a celebration of solidarity. Its cinematic chorus evokes visuals of Hayley dancing around her discarded luggage on her living room floor, shaking off the sorrow as we’ve all had to do at moments over the past few months as we embrace the laughter to ward off the tears. Isolated, but connected.
“The Chain [Nude version]” single
We recommend adding Hayley Mary’s “The Chain [Nude version]” single to your favorite playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another article on Bong Mines Entertainment, and always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E).