Drowned out through lingering guitar chords and exaggerated lines of a somber plea, Minnesota-based artist, HALEY, formerly known as Haley Bonar, returns with an instrumental assortment of heavy-hearted emotions on “Infinite Pleasure Part 2.” Taken off her forthcoming album, Pleasureland, slated for release October 12th on Memphis Industries, the track’s disposal of texturing intangible feelings solely through arrangements and sounds stray from the artist’s normal style of strong songwriting and catchy lyrics.
The opening chords and structure act on the art of suspense and well placed pauses, allowing for the track’s layering to slowly emerge. Triumphant, yet dwindling past failures, are put to rest as the track’s genuine optimism encapsulates a listener. Momentarily the track sulks in an aroma of moody sounds, graciously taken to a higher limit with the track’s melodic core. Coming in at exactly at 2 minutes, the track teases an initial thought of “chasing happiness” due to its short nature, where hidden through replays, acts as a portrayal of the everlasting yet brief moment of complete pleasure; the soundscape of what it means to achieve “lasting bliss” in any aspect of life. HALEY’s artistic construction this time slightly differs but doesn’t stray too far from earlier work through the artist’s 15 yr span. Thoughtful, moving, and simple, HALEY’s redefinition of oneself is a cathartic display that will only unravel more upon arrival of her forthcoming album.
Cover photo by Colin Micheal Simmons