The first #MusicMonday post of the month features lovely Hamilton musician Piper Hayes who is preparing for the release of her new trilogy 'Goodbye Mister Nice Guy'. She was kind enough to take time to answer a few of my questions over Thanksgiving weekend. Check it out:
Describe yourself in one word.
Is the inspiration behind 'Goodbye Mister Nice Guy' pretty obvious, or is there something more?
It is definitely a breakup album in nature. On the surface it tells the story of falling in love, breaking up and moving on. It also tells the story of all of the emotions and changes that often happen along with a breakup. For me, 'Mister Nice Guy' is someone who operates under the disguise of being nice, but really that someone is quite careless. Careless with other’s hearts and careless with their own.
When I got to the point in my journey where I wrote the song 'Honey', I had decided it was time to start calling this type of communication what it was and putting a stop to it. I needed to say "no, I'm not going to put up with this". I started valuing myself, and it was then that I truly became ready to say goodbye.
What do you want listeners to get out of this trilogy?
It absolutely makes my day when someone who has heard one of my songs comes up and tells me that my song struck a chord. If others find these stories and experiences relatable, then I feel as though I have done at least a portion of my job right. I like to think of “Honey” as an anthem. A song that makes listeners feel empowered to move past circumstances that are unhealthy for them, to say goodbye and ultimately to put oneself first. I want people to feel connected, empowered and moved to dance and sing.
Check out Piper's single and video for Honey here, and give her a follow on Twitter.