In order to provide a platform for our members on the rise, we’re pleased to continue the SOCAN Satellite Sessions – an ongoing series of new, unseen member performances broadcast on @SOCANMusic Instagram (and later available across all our social media platforms). This SOCAN Satellite Session features Hayley Sales.
In 2021, The Mirror in the U.K. heralded Sales’ work as, “A virtuoso performance; each song radiates with a quality both intimate yet powerful.” Sales has paved her own way; through the velvety hints of Motown and the bold romance of early jazz, her music breathes new life into the vintage sounds of classic pop. She’s carefully crafted her songs to match the unabashed honesty of a born performer. As a teenager, Sales signed with the Universal Music Group and went on to released two self-penned, self-produced records that hit the Top 40 charts in Canada, Japan, and Australia. During this time, she toured internationally with Jason Mraz, INXS, Feist, The Spice Girls, and many more.
In 2016, her career came to a dramatic pause. The label experienced a staff turnover; as a result her third record was shelved, and she was prohibited from buying it back. But the setbacks only made her more determined. In Spring 2021, Sharon Stone and Sales released their first co-write, “Never Before,” the first single from Sales’ double-album Ricochet (2022). The single earned plaudits in Rolling Stone and Billboard magazine, which praised it as “a track that fits squarely into the Great American Songbook lane, thanks to straightforward lyrics and a heart-swooning melody that achieved their goal of telling an elegant, no-fuss love story.” The success of the single led to an opportunity to join Rufus Wainwright on his U.K. tour in October of 2021, and his European tour in the Spring of 2022. Sales plans to release a live record, The London Bridge Sessions, simultaneously. Parallel to her music career, Sales stars alongside Bruce Willis and Michael Rooker in the upcoming Fox feature film, Corrective Measures, premiering in April of 2022.