“A confident, radiant teenage singer/songwriter who is helping to pen the next chapter of the Boston Folk scene…”
– Boston Globe Magazine
“While she has a voice and playing ability that suggest someone much older, she writes about issues that are important to younger people, and recognizes her opportunity to make a difference with her music.”
“You will know more, be more, feel more, see more than anyone will give you credit for” sings Boston-based singer/songwriter, Hayley Reardon, on “Fourth Grade,” from her sparkling upcoming release, Good.
While offering a subtle pep-talk to the listener, Reardon simultaneously sums up herself and her humble approach to songwriting with this one lyric alone. Her distinctive voice, lyrics, and unique approach to both life and song have the uncanny ability to draw the listener inward to a place of clarity and reflection.
Scheduled for release October 28, Good is a dazzling celebration of a period of immense growth and change, as lush arrangements surround the sincere rawness of Hayley’s writing. Produced by Lorne Entress (Lori McKenna, Catie Curtis, Erin McKeown), and entirely fan-funded by highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Good is Reardon’s first fully independent release and third studio collaboration with Entress.
Mellow and vibey like much of the album, “The Going,” features this poignant lyric, “only movement will send you dancing with the magic you forgot you still need.” At its core, that’s exactly what this music does. It moves. It moves in the subtle, nuanced way life does, and reminds the listener of the unique magic that exists only in times of transition and change.
After quickly establishing a name for herself in the storied Cambridge, Massachusetts folk scene at a very young age, Reardon’s sterling debut album, 2012’s Where The Artists Go, achieved widespread acclaim in New England with feature support from the Boston Herald, NPR affiliate WBUR, and Boston Globe Magazine, who named her a ‘Bostonian of the Year,’ in celebration of not only her music but her work to use it as a vessel for empowerment. Hayley’s 2014 release Wayfindings expanded her International footprint via syndicated public radio show “Art of the Song,” and praise from Paste, Performer Magazine, Americana UK, and American Songwriter who referred to its first single, “Numb & Blue” as a “melancholy little masterpiece.”