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For years now Haley Blais has organically grown an online community and reputation

for her witty commentary and self-deprecating/self-loving balladry sung out in operatic

crescendos. Her powerful voice and astounding knack for melodic detail flourished on

her breakout 2020 debut Below The Salt which garnered millions of streams worldwide

and critical acclaim from i-D, NPR, CBC, Talkhouse, Nylon, FLOOD, Vancouver Sun

and more. 

Earlier this year we saw Haley at her most personal and vulnerable with the single

“Coolest fucking bitch in town”, which quickly became a fan-favourite singalong as she

toured across North America with indie-pop darlings Peach Pit, and headlined

Vancouver’s Khatsahlano Festival. Continuing the theme of heartbreaking honesty

comes her new single and video, “Survivor’s Guilt” out on Tiny Kingdom.

Of the new track, Haley comments, “Survivor’s Guilt” puts us at the scene of the crime

where everything fell apart: the death of the family dog. I originally wrote it as this sad

piano ballad, but David Vertesi (Producer) shifted the song towards something more

summery and upbeat, contrasting the song’s stark lyrics and showcasing a sweltering

slide guitar a la the style of Sheryl Crow’s “All I Wanna Do”. As we get older, inevitably

we’ll lose things that are important to us. And when those losses come out of decisions,

sometimes you can’t help but blame yourself. Sometimes the death of a childhood dog

bursts up out of you, representing so much more than a dog, representing nothing more

than a dog.”

You can catch Haley at some of the Pacific North West’s most exciting festivals this


July 23 - Constellation Festival, Squamish BC (Black Pumas, July Talk, Andy Shauf)

Aug 27 - Thing Festival, Port Townsend WA (Modest Mouse, Father John Misty, Jose




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