By Jack Barnes
Nashville-based Pop recording artist, Juliana Hale, has released her new single, the sonically adventurous “Overrated,” available now at all digital retailers and streaming outlets. The song is the first single from her upcoming EP, Small Talk, available Spring 2018, and the follow-up to her single “Home.” Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump.
Produced by Grammy Award-winner, Skidd Mills as well as Independent Music Award winner Billy Dawson, “Overrated” juxtapositions the vocal prowess of Hale’s uniquely deep alto amongst a backdrop of poignant lyrics and an upbeat musicality. Co-written with Noah Henson (producer of Kane Brown’s debut EP,Closer/ Christian rock band Pillar), the danceable “Overrated” is actually based upon the petite singer’s own heartbreaking personal experience.
“’Overrated’ was inspired by a complicated break up in my past. The guy I was dating didn’t really know what he wanted. I wrote the song at the point when I decided the whole situation just felt ‘Overrated.’ I think it’s something a lot of people can relate to,” says Hale.
An official music video for “Overrated”has been shot and will be released in the coming weeks.
Initially hailing from Laguna Hills, CA, Hale’s parents moved the family to Nashville when Hale was 10 years old to help their daughter pursue her dream. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Hale began playing guitar and writing songs in fourth grade. She’s since added piano as well as ukulele, bass, and flute to her instrumental repertoire. Describing her music as “unique indie pop with a clean and empowering message,” the intense songwriter has over 1,000 songs in her catalog.
Hale released her first EP, Dance in the Rain, when she was just 14 years old; however, health issues affecting Hale’s voice arose soon afterward and her dreams were temporarily put on hold. During this time, the young singer spent countless hours with vocal coaches, reclaiming her voice. This period in Hale’s life has had a significant impact on her writing and her musical journey.
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