The 27 year old Austin born, Paris-based singer HAILEY TUCK has released her debut album titled “Junk” produced by the legendary Larry Klein, at Rich Mix in London. Launched by Sony Records on May 4, 2018, the album sees Tuck break the rules and turn jazz on its head by giving an unparalleled twist to the songs of artists as diverse as Leonard Cohen, Ray Davies and Pulp.
“I wanted to work with the Mark Ronson of jazz…” Tuck explained. “So I looked at who had produced modern jazz singers I love, Madeleine Peyroux and Melody Gardot, in particular. That was Larry. When we met we were on the same page straight away. It was magical.”
It was a marriage made in the jazz heavens: the album was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in LA with an incredible band of musicians: “Hailey Tuck is one of a kind,” says multi Grammy Award winning producer Larry Klein. “She’s the Breakfast At Tiffany’s Holly GoLightly of Jazz. A natural writer and a whip-smart observer of the world around her.”
Hailey left Austin, Texas, aged 18, to move to Paris to perfect her live sound at Le Buzz and the now-defunct underground club Tres Honoree. Her debut album follows general acclaim for her trio of Eps that were self-released between 2014 and 2016.
Album highlights include Joni Mitchell’s ‘Cactus’, Colin Blunstone’s pop classic ‘Say You Don’t Mind’, ‘Cry To Me’, originally made famous by Solomon Burke, and Paul McCartney’s ‘Junk’. The range and breadth of Hailey Tuck’s artistry is prevalent throughout this impressive debut album; a perfect introduction to a unique talent.
Check her rendition of The Kinks song Alcohol [shared below] and chosen from their Muswell Hillbillies album, 1971, included on JUNK