Quotes

‘You rock Hailee, come to toronto!”

A YouTube fan

‘Extraordinary voice!’

www.unt.se (uppsala reggae festival review)

‘What a classic song, not only that..she is so beautiful too’

A YouTube fan

‘You’re sade-reggae!’

Fan comment after performance

About Hailee Araya

Hailee Araya is a 22 year old Ethiopian Swedish singer songwriter born and raised in Lund. She was attracted to music from a very early age and quickly learned the piano, which she played for several years and still uses to composes her songs. Hailee then began guitar lessons and is now taking on the drums and completely dove into music the moment she was in a position to do so.

'Music is a source of inspiration and strength and comfort. It's such a wonderful journey when you hear a track and the....entire song forms in your head and that rush gets very addictive. I don't always write something I personally see fit to voice myself because of maybe the nature of the song, or the beat isn't the vibe I'm in for my particular journey at this moment but that's what makes me very proud. This inspiration I get from listening to a track is not limited to what is my preference for myself as a singer personally which is why I enjoy writing for people in all genres of music as well. Words form when I hear music without them."

Hailee also started a charity group called Project Abel, named after her little brother, where she takes 10 dollars and turns it into a cooked and packaged meal for those in need. Hailee has also wants Project Abel to expand into helping people to get off the streets, and helping to run domestic violence shelters.

Hailee has performed in several festivals since early teens, including the Uppsala Reggae Festival in 2009.
Her first official single 'rid you of my love' (written and performed by Hailee Araya, produced by Paul Kastick) is set to be released 20 December 2011.

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