Haley K Turner Accepts Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Challenge

Can the B.C. singer-songwriter get the comic to notice her Intangible Things?

Haley K Turner celebrates Hanukkah (and has so much funukah) with her new single Intangible Things and comical videos — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Inspired by a recent plea from Adam Sandler for “someone out there” to write a new Hanukkah song, the Canadian singer-songwriter has created one of the first timeless songs ever written for those who celebrate the holiday of lights. Capturing all the nostalgic, sentimental feelings of timeless holiday classics, Intangible Things (A Hanukkah Song) features a magical string orchestra with lyrics that were completed in the winter of 2021 — the very last snow day of the year. Melding perfectly into your holiday playlists even if you don’t celebrate Hanukkah, the songwriter and mother of two managed to encapsulate the intangible essence of the winter season enjoyed by so many.


But wait there’s more! Since Adam asked for the song, Haley decided he should know about it. In an attempt to garner support from Sandler, Haley wrestled a ferocious alligator in her Happy Gilmore Parody Video, created a tutorial on How To Get In Touch With Adam Sandler, and recorded a parody of her very own song.

Photo by Michelle Rose.

The videos showcase Haley’s spirited side, one that may not have been recognizable from the vulnerable storytelling and evocative lyrics so beautifully displayed on her debut LP in from the dark which was released early 2020.

Recorded at Monarch Studios with Juno Award-nominated producer and musician Tom Dobrzanski (Said the Whale, The Zolas), Turner’s organically crafted indie folk-pop songs drift seamlessly from acoustic guitars and intimate vocals to stunning cello riffs and uplifting hooks. If her 2011 EP titled Ready or Not, produced by Ben Kaplan (Mother Mother, Five Alarm Funk), was Haley searching for her place in the world, in from the dark brings into focus all of its colours, thoughts and feelings.

Check out Intangible Things and Haley K Turner’s videos above, hear more from her below, and get in touch (especially if you’re Adam Sandler) at her website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Photo by Michelle Rose.