We had the good fortune of connecting with Hailey Wild and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Hailey, why did you pursue a creative career?
For me, having a career in music is very exciting and that’s one reason I love it. Every day is different and that keeps me on my toes and engaged. One day I’ll be writing and collaborating and the next I’m performing. The vast number of hats I have to wear as an independent artist can be daunting but exploring all of these things is a lot of fun. I love being able to focus on multiple things such as songwriting, piano, production, the business side of music, and performing because I’m constantly learning new things. Another reason I pursue music is because it’s so emotionally fulfilling. Getting to share my music and writing with others and having people connect with it keeps me going. It’s amazing getting to hear that my song resonated with some one. Being able to create music that makes people happy is a beautiful thing and I’m so thankful to all those who have taken the time to listen to my songs.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I believe that my authenticity with my songwriting is what sets me apart from other artists. I believe that being truthful with lyrics is important especially today when a lot of the songs that are in the charts tend to be on the superficial side lyrically. I’m very excited to be releasing my new song and music video ‘My Favorite Part’. I wrote this song in late 2018, early 2019 so to see it finally be finished is so rewarding. I wanted to wait for the right time to release it when I could do the video justice, and I’m so glad that time has come.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, being from North County San Diego, I’m a bit biased to Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside. I would take them to Swami’s beach which is one of my favorite spots and then to Gelato 101 to grab some of the best boba. For dinner we’d have to go to either City Tacos or Fish 101. For drinks, Aztec Brewery in Vista, one of my favorite places to perform and see other local groups! We’d also have to hit the Gas Lamp Quarter at some point for a fun night.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to thank a few amazing people who’ve helped me with the release of My Favorite Part. Firstly, thank you Pharaoh 101 for helping me with all of the musical production. I’m so happy with how the song came out and it was fun working with you on it. I’d also like to thank Sarah Colletti, my good friend for helping with all of the PR. I’m so glad that we met in songwriting 1 and I’m excited to keep working with you! Finally, I’d love to thank the amazing people who worked on the music video: Eric Yeich, Mirjam Maier, Melanie An, and Madisyn Brillo. Eric, you did an amazing job story boarding the whole project and making my vision come to life. Mirjam, your editing skills are incredible! I was blown away by the quality and finished product. Melanie, your camera skills are second to none and I’m amazed at how you still were able to capture great shots after 9+ hours of filming. Madisyn, your choreography and dancing were insane! I’m so glad you were able to come up to LA and work on this with all of us. This project wouldn’t have been able to come together without the hard work of all of these talented people so I’m very grateful to all of them!
Other: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@haileywildmusic?lang=en Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/27bzHbPiMWH07LXsbO769t?si=KZX-TZU0Q_arcIsGVc9pEw SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/haileywild Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/hailey-wild/1430061110
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