16 November, 2018Print
Hailey Knox’s ‘Hardwired Mixtape’ “Will Leave Its Mark”
Today “music sensation” (People Mag) Hailey Knox drops her ‘Hardwired Mixtape,’ a collection of finished road-tested tracks, short vignettes, and personal demo-like snippets that “will leave its mark in your mind and in your heart” (Atwood Magazine).
Check out the title track "Hardwired" via this extensive feature with Atwood Magazine.
The mixtape finds the twenty-year old “certified social media crossover" (Paper Magazine) publicly showcasing the creative process behind her homespun indie pop which was initially brought to life via bedroom-based livestreaming performances before evolving into a critically acclaimed body of work that has taken her across the country touring alongside Charlie Puth and AJR, to the Austin City Limits Festival stage, and to performing on NBC’s TODAY.
Her songwriting, paired with her “preternaturally soulful voice” (Billboard) and “ability to create a symphony of sounds with just her voice, a guitar and a looping pedal” (Earmilk), is injected with humor, pop culture references, a cunning intelligence, and earnest reflections on everything from the dilemma of trying to feel "cool" in 2018, uncertainty in young love, and the complicated feelings of being out on the road written through the eyes of an artist touring for the first time.
The release of the ‘Hardwired Mixtape’ follows several national tours, praise from the likes of Billboard, Teen Vogue, Paper Magazine, Mashable, People Magazine, and Seventeen, and her 2016 debut EP ‘A Little Awkward’.