- Folk Pop
- Folk Pop
Hayley Reardon is fascinated by the mystery of knowing. Her upcoming release, entitled Where I Know You, artfully explores what it means to see and understand both ourselves and the people around us. The project offers a deeply personal reflection on the way in which stories allow us to know parts of people that are no longer there.
For Reardon, this EP is a celebration of coming home to herself and sharing the stories of people that have influenced her own life narrative. Growing up in Massachusetts, Reardon’s passion for story began at a very young age when she picked up her mother’s old Epiphone and began writing folk songs. Since her early beginnings, Reardon has shared the stage with acts like Lori McKenna, Anais Mitchell, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and Birds of Chicago, among others. Her raw artistry boasts a lyrical and melodic weight far beyond her years, proven in her previous releases. Having had her music described as “brilliantly moving folk/pop with a lyrical depth and soul” (Performer Magazine) and “a melancholy little masterpiece” (American Songwriter Magazine), Reardon is reconnecting with herself and her creativity like never before.
The idea behind Where I Know You was born after Hayley embarked on an unique tour of intimate spaces and non-traditional venues across the UK in 2017. With the help of London based production company, Webb Street Studios, Reardon created “The Handwritten Sessions,” subsequently releasing a candid live video series and tour documentary.
Once back in the US, Reardon collaborated with longtime friend Ryan Hommel at a beautiful studio in rural Vermont to bring these intimate, personal songs to life. The full EP, Where I Know You, will be available on all platforms in March 2019.
Miriam Elhajl is a Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist whose work is influenced strongly by the folkloric musics of the Americas, modern jazz, and contemporary classical music.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Elhajli grew up playing music of varying traditions on street corners and stages before studying Jazz at Berklee College of Music. Currently based out of Brooklyn, NY, she performs around town as a mime, puppeteer, and itinerant singer alongside working as a researcher at The Association for Cultural Equity founded by Alan Lomax. Elhajli’s debut record OBSERVATIONS and her follow-up THE UNCERTAINTY OF SIGNS are set to be released independently on Numina Records this year.