Elise Hayes combines infectious pop and R&B melodies with heartfelt and meaningful subject matter. She first sparked attention by having many songs featured on TV shows, such as ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” Freeform’s “The Bold Type,” MTV’s “Siesta Key,” and more. The gifted singer-songwriter has further written songs for other prominent artists (Lucie Silvas “E.G.O,” Jill Andrews “Rust Or Gold”), and most recently, toured the country as a background singer and keyboard player for country star, Carly Pearce, opening national tours for Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, and Thomas Rhett.
No stranger to the stage, Elise Hayes has been performing since the age of 12. She attended the esteemed Berklee College of Music, and soon after graduating, relocated to Nashville to pursue a career as an artist and a songwriter. “My journey in the music industry has been quite eclectic. Up until last year, I had accomplished many things that I was proud of, but a lot of them put me behind the scenes in a sense.” After touring for a year as a background singer and a keyboard player, Elise felt inspired to find her way back to her own music and career as an artist. “I just had this burning fire inside of me to express myself and get these songs out. Having that opportunity to tour and see how powerful music is, how it brings people together, made me fall back in love with performing. I’ve never felt more ready.”
Her highly anticipated new single, “New York City,” is a dreamy, danceable mid-tempo that chronicles distance in a relationship, and the spontaneous choices that are made as a remedy. “This song is a true story. In my own relationship, we are both touring constantly. I have a fierce desire to be independent, but missing someone makes you so vulnerable at the same time. Sometimes you’ll fly to New York City on a whim, or do something out of the blue just because you miss your person.”
Elise creates music that you can’t help but relate to. Having garnered critical acclaim, airplay on SiriusXM, and major Spotify playlist placements with her previous singles “Giving Up” and “Float,” Elise is ready to tell her next story with “New York City,” due for release in September of 2019.
Speaking to the motivation behind New York City, Elise shares:
“New York City” is about missing someone. Being apart from the person you love can make you vulnerable and spontaneous, even if you have a fierce desire to remain independent. Sometimes you’ll fly to a city on a whim, or do something crazy just to be next to your person. I’m also very proud that this song was written and produced by two women, myself and Danielle Blakey.
For more on Elise Hayes, visit her website.