SORRY is an emotionally loaded contemporary pop song, written and performed by super talented singer-songwriter, Haylea Heyns and for anyone who has ever been let down by someone they care about. “It is an anthem song about overcoming hurt and rejection,” the singer shares. “Someone let me down recently and I wrote a song about it. I am sure that everyone can relate to that feeling of rejection and hurt, but my song is about overcoming it and loving yourself enough to move on.”
Co-produced by Justin Swart and Tom Watkeys, the song combines elements of pop, electro and gospel to create a remarkable end-result that stays with you long after hearing it for the first time.
“The song represents personal growth for me. It took me a long time to build the courage and confidence to say no to people, to do what is best for me, and to get into a healthy space of self-love and self-respect,” she says.
SORRY follows the release of the thirty-year-old’s 2020 single, Blow Your Speakers, which was exceptionally well received and can still be heard on major radio stations nationwide.
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Haylea was born and raised in Empangeni and has always been passionate about music. After school she studied BA Music and Drama Performance and graduated Cum Laude.
Feels Like Christmas – her debut single – was released in 2018, followed by an EP – My Heart Belongs in Africa – with international record label, David Gresham Records in 2019.
She was named Durban Artist of the Year at the 2021 City Awards and had the honour of singing the South African National Anthem at the test match between the Springboks and Georgia at Loftus Versfeld in June 2021, as well as the British National Anthem at the test match between the Springboks and England at Emirates Airline Park in June 2018.
In addition to her recent accolades, the artist has also worked with SAMA acclaimed artists like Connell Cruise and wrote a song for Mark Stent’s latest album, which was nominated for Best Pop Album in 2021.
Haylea is also a children’s book author who has just published a new book called The Muchness Monster.
She draws inspiration for her music from her own emotions and experiences and is influenced by musicians like Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Bruno Mars.
SORRY offers a unique blend of contemporary pop, meaningful lyrics and a captivating melody that demands your attention. The single is set to not only become a motivational anthem, but also the successful launch pad of the next chapter in this talented singer-songwriter’s career.
“The song is not about refusing to forgive people who have hurt you, but rather loving yourself enough to stop accepting less than you deserve, and to break the cycle of unhealthy relationships,” she concludes.
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