Haley Reinhart — the 21-year-old Illinois native who won over American Idol viewers with her unique, standout performances and jazzy vocal style as a Season 10 finalist — will release her debut single, “Free”, digitally on March 20th. The piano-driven track, which Haley describes as “an empowering break-up song” is the lead-off single from Haley’s eagerly awaited debut album, Listen Up!, which will be released by 19 Recordings/Interscope Records on May 22nd. Hear “Free”
Beginning today those who sign up at Haley’s website can pre-order the physical deluxe edition of Listen Up!, which includes a CD of the album’s 14 songs, a collectible display flipbook featuring 14 vintage art postcards with commentary and a personal message to fans from Haley on each card, and a code to redeem a digital download of “Free” beginning March 20th. The first 500 fans to purchase this very special item will receive copies signed by Haley.
To celebrate the release of “Free”, Haley will return to American Idol to perform the song on March 22nd. She will also appear as herself on the CW’s 90210 on the March 27th episode, performing a part of the song.
The TV appearances promise to whet the appetite of Haley fans eager to hear what she has in store on Listen Up!, which has shaped up to be a retro-flavored, yet thoroughly contemporary-sounding collection of songs that Haley co-wrote with her collaborators who include Mike Elizondo, Michael Busbee, Rob Kleiner, Rune Westberg, and Chris Seefried. “along with the album’s pop undertones it definitely has key elements of soul, rock, R&B, and even some jazz,” Haley says. “I’m hugely influenced by the music I grew up with and you can hear that on the album. I’m so thrilled to make my visions come to life!”
Curious about what “Free” sounds like? Check out Haley’s recent performance at the “104.3 MYFM New Music Night” at Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood:
Also, learn more about Listen Up! in the Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive interview with Haley
For additional information about this artist and release, please contact Nathalie Levey at Cornerstone, Nathalie@cornerstoneagency.com 212.652.9275