HALEY HEYNDERICKX – ” I Need to Start a Garden “

Posted: February 7, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Haley Heynderickx‘s songs have a way of sneaking up on you: They start out spare, animated by a lone voice or a subtly snaky guitar line, only to billow out into something strange, beautiful, bracingly intense or some combination thereof.  This Portland, Ore., singer hasn’t even released her first album —” I Need To Start A Garden” comes out in March yet she’s already an utterly distinct and wonderfully nervy, idiosyncratic presence.

In the run-up to I Need To Start A Garden, Heynderickx today releases the album’s third single, a slow-building eight-minute wonder called “Worth It.” Opening with a few long oooooooohs that conjure images of maybe Sharon Van Etten, “Worth It” at first seems to echo from down a hallway, only to pull in closer and closer as it rolls along, its initial tentativeness giving way to something commanding and sublime.


“I was living in a house with six women at the time and attempting to pursue music as more than a bedroom act, Heynderickx writes . “In this, I was struggling to find confidence and purpose in it. Writing ‘Worth it’ was a cathartic release at the time, just allowing myself to take up space and make as much noise as I could in our basement without driving my roommates too crazy. After several weeks, this song got carved out. It has been through a lot and it means something new to me each time I hear it.

releases March 2nd, 2018

The Band: 
Haley Heynderickx – Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Lily Breshears – Electric Bass, Piano, Backing Vocals
Tim Sweeney – Upright Bass, Electric Bass
Phillip Rogers – Drums & Percussion, Backing Vocals
Denzel Mendoza – Trombone, Backing Vocals

All songs written by Haley Heynderickx


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