credit: Photo by Jen Steele.
Having already drawn national attention for her introspective songcraft and distinctive vocal power, Hayley Coupon is poised to reveal the true scope of her talent with her highly anticipated debut album, WIRE AND ROPE. Set against a spare yet surprisingly lush backdrop provided by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Craig Street (Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson) and a cast of studio all-stars, songs like the finely etched “All You Gave” and the first single “Curse Me” bend diverse musical genres into new forms to suit the astonishing gravitational force of Coupon’s
widescreen vocals and equally potent lyrical voice.
Street took an old fashioned approach to Coupon’s artistic development, allowing her time and space to find her own route. Though she had built up a stockpile of songs, the producer asked her to start from scratch, suggesting Coupon move away from the piano in order to find a new way to write.
“He just had faith that I could push myself and do better,” she says. “Do something more interesting. Thankfully I had a support system that allowed for it, because I think it made all the difference.”
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