Low Light, the eighth album from independent recording artist Sean Hayes, captures his distinctive sound at its most intimate. Recorded both at home and in the studio, Low Light webs its way through genres, incorporating the pulse and yearning of R&B with the low-fi grit and crackle of folk. From the gauzy, beat-driven title track to the aching, old-school country “Sing Me Your Love Song,” Hayes’ voice glides between a growling purr and seductive vibrato, transporting the listener into a rich, sensual late-night world.
In his twenty -year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He’s duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials. Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, “succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour’s coo.” In the track “Home I Left” Hayes sings of leaving San Francisco--“headed north with my young family/needed space to grow”--and this album is structured to represent snapshots from his life in the four years since. Low Light thrums with songs of desire, sanctuary, and the redemptive power of love.
+ Julie Ryan
Julia Ryan is a singer-songwriter based out of the San Francisco Bay area and currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Her music and overall vibe is a mixture between a playful youth energy combined with an old soul intellect. Julia has been deeply influenced by classic soul music for as long as she can remember—from Etta James to Aretha Franklin to Billie Holiday. As a result, rich and sultry undertones are ever present throughout her tunes, complete with a fresh, modern feel. Julia combines a little bit of soul, funk and rock to create beautiful and dynamic melodies that represent power and driving rhythms, with a deep soulful tone. Bring back old soulful sounds filtered through her own interpretation, Julia combines her unique artistry, storytelling, arrangements and vocals to create her own kind of unison.
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