BalconyTV Los Angeles
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GAVIN HALEY performs the song "SAD SEASON" for BalconyTV.
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Informed by his clear-eyed musings on human interaction, 21-year-old singer/songwriter Gavin Haley weaves personal experiences into timeless narratives. A former professional cyclist turned musician, Haley’s genre-bending approach to pop pairs a plethora of contemporary influences with introspective lyrics, underpinned by an enduring sense of hope. If raw emotions are the muse of songwriters, faith and optimism would be Haley’s calling card. Singles like “Picture Me Now” (which debuted last year), illustrate his innate talent for curating emotion.
By 16, his family had relocated to Northern California and athletics had more than taken over Haley’s life, it was his life. He relocated to Belgium for half the year where he competed with the national cycling team. While there, Haley suffered an injury that resulted in a collapsed lung, setting back his travel by several months. During his recovery, he found inspiration in Europe’s underground music scene, becoming enamored with live performances filled with a grit and energy.
Such autonomy at so young an age greatly influenced Haley. The structured life of an athlete taught him valuable life lessons, the themes of which are often reflected in lyrics that feel and sound years older than the artist. In “Fades Away,” his first single, which landed on Spotify’s “Viral 50” chart at numbers 1, 8 and 18 respectively in Australia, the UK and America, Haley’s heartfelt reflections rise over a sparse backbeat, ultimately detailing what it feels like to love someone who is just out of reach.
In the summer of 2016 , a then 19-year-old Haley left cycling behind and moved permanently to Los Angeles. Inspired by a different city, he completed an additional 250 songs by the end of the summer.
Haley recently signed with Red Bull Records and is set to release new music throughout the rest of this year. He is currently working on his debut solo album.
Producer/Talent Booker: Cindi Avnet
Videographer: Diego Ferrés
Recorded by: James Schumacher
Mixed by: Matteo Barragan
PA: Jamila White
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