Maximal Music Sync is thrilled to announce the addition of New York-based singer-songwriter Hayley Coupon to our roster!
Having already drawn national attention for her introspective songcraft and distinctive vocal power, Hayley Coupon is poised to reveal the true scope of her talent with her highly anticipated debut album, WIRE AND ROPE. Set against a spare yet surprisingly lush backdrop provided by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Craig Street (Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson) and a cast of studio all-stars, songs like the finely etched “All You Gave” and the first single “Curse Me” bend diverse musical genres into new forms to suit the astonishing gravitational force of Coupon’s widescreen vocals and equally potent lyrical voice.
Coupon grew up in New York City and was immersed in its “cultural pulse” right from the very start, attending opera, theatre, and concerts of all kinds with her mother from the age of three. The music inspired her to sing, loud and often, a talent nurtured during middle school to the point where Coupon knew it would be her life’s work.
Coupon released her debut EP, REMEMBRANCE, in 2013, followed two years later by a second EP, DO THE RIGHT THING, LIKE YOU SAID YOU WOULD, prompting T: The New York Times Style Magazine to declare her the city’s “New Chanteuse To Watch.” Coupon continued to work on songs and performance, finally making a long desired “huge leap forward” via her collaboration with Craig Street.
Street took an old fashioned approach to Coupon’s artistic development, allowing her time and space to find her own route. Though she had built up a stockpile of songs, the producer asked her to start from scratch.
In 2015, Coupon went to Texas for a pair of writing and demo sessions at El Paso’s renowned Sonic Ranch. Located on 2,300 acres of pecan orchards bordering the Rio Grande and Mexico, the studio – the largest residential recording complex in the world – proved the ideal locale for her continuing creative evolution. Coupon found her songwriting voice at Sonic Ranch. Street further complemented Coupon’s songs with a remarkable array of session players, including guitarist Davíd Garza, bassist Sebastian Steinberg (k.d. lang, Dixie Chicks), keyboard player Jebin Bruni (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann), guitarist Chris Bruce (Seal, Meshell Ndegeocello), and drummer Abe Rounds (Andrew Bird, My Brightest Diamond).
With WIRE & ROPE ready at last for its long awaited arrival, Coupon plans to herald the album with a series of live shows in New York and Los Angeles, followed by a national tour accompanied by the multi-talented Garza.