Below the Salt
Haley Blais | Tiny Kingdom
Vancouver singer-songwriter Haley Blais released her folk-oriented debut Let Yourself Go EP in 2018. Now she has returned with her debut, full-length album on Tiny Kingdom Music and it’s safe to say she has changed her sound for the new recording.
Below the Salt is an album showcasing an artist whose writing reflects interests more indie pop in nature.
Here are five things to know about Below the Salt:
1: Great production. There is no denying the depth of the sound on songs such as the opening number, Someone Called While You were Out. It’s expansive, multi-layered and lush in a way that just elevates the material. Thank the knob-twiddling of popular duo Tennis and also Louise Burns for getting Blais’s voice framed in the best audible terms. Every one of the nine songs just blasts out of the speaker.
2: On a Weekend. Holy missing Fleetwood Mac track. The skittish and razor-sharp rhythm guitar, popping and compressed bass riff and fantastically blended backing vocals make this tune a standout of the entire record. At 2:41 it’s perfect for radio too.