Hayley Wallis doesn’t want to face the day in her potent and poignant debut single and video Coffee Cup — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Relatable and moving start to finish, the multi-talented artist’s rich, textured tone soars across her soulful anthem, which captures the plight of everyday struggle and softly encourages eaching out for help.
“I allowed myself to fall into a very vulnerable place with this song,” Wallis shares. “I truly believe music is therapy, and I wrote Coffee Cup while struggling with my own mental health during these trying times. I find it important to be honest with my songwriting so that it may resonate with — and hopefully help — others on their life’s journey.”
Now based in Vancouver, Hayley Wallis began her musical journey singing in a small, isolated community in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in B.C. Being part of the Kitasoo/Xais’xais Nation has shaped her as an artist; passionate about leaving a strong legacy, she sings for herself, her children, and her people, and hopes to set an example that will empower the young generation of her community to pursue their dreams.
Coffee Cup was produced by David Hodges, recorded by Nathan Turner, and mastered by Jon Tornblom. The video was directed by Drei Media and filmed on unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Wallis is working on a debut EP due in spring.