Hayley Wallis Captures Plight of the Everyday Struggle With “Coffee Cup”
Singer/songwriter Hayley Wallis captures the plight of everyday struggles when it comes to mental health with this, the release of her emotional and captivating debut single, “Coffee Cup” — available now.
Relatable and moving start to finish, the multi-talented artist’s rich, textured tone soars across the soulful and poignant pop anthem that softly encourages and supports reaching out for help.
“I allowed myself to fall into a very vulnerable place with this song,” Wallis shares of the track’s origins. “I truly believe music is therapy, and I wrote ‘Coffee Cup’ while struggling with my own mental health during these trying times.
“I find it important to be honest with my songwriting so that it may resonate with — and hopefully help — others on their life’s journey.”
Now based in Vancouver, Hayley Wallis began her musical journey at a young age singing for her family and community in a small, isolated island known as Klemtu, located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Being part of the Kitasoo/Xais’xais Nation has ultimately shaped who Hayley is today, and helped carve a path for where she is bravely steering her journey with her debut single and video; passionate about leaving a strong legacy, she sings for herself, her children, and her people, and hopes to set an example that will empower the young generation of her community to pursue their dreams.
“Coffee Cup” was produced by David Hodges, recorded by Nathan Turner, and mastered by Jon Tornblom; the video was directed by Drei Media, and filmed on unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
She recently performed at the 2021 Canned Salmon Music Festival, and is set to release a debut EP this Spring 2022.