It’s hard not to fall in love with Blais as she expertly puts into song so much of what humans are feeling. Hailing from Vancouver, BC, the once classically trained vocalist began her musical career as a solo folk artist. After her debut EP Late Bloomer (2016) was released independently online by the demand of her YouTube subscribers, Haley went from single white female yielding ukulele, to five-piece band. Let Yourself Go, a 5 track EP, was released to critical acclaim in April 2018, and features a more mature sound of folk-rock and pop. The EP lyrically stays true to Haley’s comedic side, while showcasing the evolution of her musicality. While Late Bloomer focused on the grief of a former self, Let Yourself Go is a commentary on where Blais is going after she’s bloomed.
It has that same energy you would find with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker with the instrumentals of Paramore and Fleetwood Mac... – Poptized Magazine
If there was an Olympic gold medal for best upbeat, sad indie pop song this year, it would go to Haley Blais for ‘Small Foreign Faction’... – Indie Shuffle