Take Sharon Stone’s skills for storytelling and add Hayley Sales’ enchanting vocals, and the outcomes are a sensual ballad that ‘pulses with a plush intimacy.’
Like the primary sip of sturdy wine or the texture of welcomed fingertips on the again of your neck, “Never Before” – the primary single and collaboration between singer/songwriter Hayley Sales and Hollywood icon Sharon Stone – creates a ripple of sensation from the opening notes. It’s a gradual and candy seduction, like an alluring lover who at all times leaves you wanting for extra. The elegant, jazzy ballad is easy, and it implores repeat listening, ideally with a glass of your favourite drink (and subsequent to your favourite individual.)
“Never Before” marks the primary time that Hayley – a expertise who invokes the classic spirit of the Nineteen Fifties and 60s however provides her distinctive, fashionable contact – co-wrote a track with anybody. It seems that this monitor virtually wrote itself. “Sometimes when you’re writing a song,” Hayley tells HollywoodLife, “it will take off and start to write itself. All you can do is watch in amazement, hang on and see where it goes. It’s one of the most exhilarating feelings, and it doesn’t happen often. But when it does, you know something special is happening. It happened with Sharon Stone. It happened with ‘Never Before.’ I can’t quite describe it, but there was an ease about the entire writing experience. A gracefulness in the way the words and melody came together…a kind of reverberation of bold romance and intimacy.”
“ ‘Never Before’ is an ode to romance,” provides Hayley. “A snapshot of that very precious moment in life when you’re so in love time stops. Every breath brushes the insides like velvet. Every second pulses with a plush intimacy. Romance has always been an extremely important and inspirational part of who I am and how I express myself. And not just that fall in love type of romance, but romance as a way of life, a way of seeing the world.”
Sharon and Hayley bonded over “shared experiences of love, loss and vintage music,” and the actress, in an announcement accompanying the track, extolled her collaborator as “the real deal,” a “gorgeous, pure, [and] true” songstress. “What a pleasure it has been to work with Hayley, she is a true artist. She cares more about getting the truth of her art right than anything else,” mentioned Sharon.
For Hayley, “Never Before” is the newest chapter in a rare story. Born in Washington D.C. to a creative household – her mom was a author and activist, her father an acclaimed musician/producer — Hayley developed a love of music early on in her life, and it’s a romance that’s nonetheless going sturdy to this very day. At an early age, she and her household relocated to Portland, Oregon, earlier than transferring to a blueberry farm on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. No farm was going to carry her voice, and at age seventeen, she moved to Los Angeles in pursuit of her dream.
Triumphs and tragedies adopted. She misplaced her voice because of an consuming dysfunction, forcing her to maneuver again dwelling. When she recovered, she returned to the grind, recording a fifteen-song debut album that caught the main labels’ consideration. This resulted in two full-lengths – 2007’s Sunseed and 2010’s When the Bird Became a Book – and he or she’s about to launch her third on WORLD SOUND/ INGROOVES/ UMG. Dubbed Ricochet, the album summarizes the ups and downs that Hayley has skilled to get to this stage in her profession. “After decades of being told to find my voice, to change this or that about myself,” she says, “I finally realized that I didn’t have to change anything.”
“Never Before” is out now.