Hailey Hermida is Expressing Herself Through Music

Actress and Singer/Songwriter Hailey Hermida is using her voice to inspire change and connect with her fans. Inspired by her thoughts on climate change, her new single, “Ignorance is Bliss” has a powerful message Hailey hopes will resonate with everyone. Recently, Hailey took time away from the studio for an interview about her career so far and her plans for the future.

Tell us about your latest project.

So, I’ll actually be in the studio soon to work on my new song with a live band. The song is based on a hypothetical situation where someone doesn’t share their problems because they don’t want to be a burden. But the thing is, keeping these things to themselves can actually cause more harm. I believe the song has a powerful message that many people can relate to, and I’m excited to share it with you all soon.

What was your inspiration behind your newest single?

This song started from my thoughts on climate change, but it really could be about any problem. It’s all about those times when we see something’s wrong, and we know we should be doing something about it – either by ourselves or with others – but we don’t. The song’s message is that ignoring a problem might seem easier for now, but in the long run, it just makes things worse. We can’t pretend problems don’t exist, whether they’re our own personal issues or bigger things that affect everyone.

What is your favorite genre to sing?

I really like a mix of pop and rock. There’s just something about the catchy pop melodies and the raw energy of rock that I love. I like experimenting with my voice and expressing all kinds of emotions when I sing. 

If you ever won a Grammy who would you thank in your acceptance speech?

First off, my family – they’ve been my rock. My sister Denisse is always there for me and my dad has worked so hard so I can pursue music and acting. And of course, my mom. She’s been my number one cheerleader since day one. I’d also want to thank my music teachers for their patience, support and encouragement. Dennis John Napolitano has been my vocal coach since I was 7 years old, and Claire Hosterman.

Photo Credit: Jorchual Gregory Vargas, JGV Studios 

What is your favorite memory from being in the recording studio? 

One of my favorite memories was when I recorded my first song last year. It was such an exciting experience for me as a young artist, getting to see my ideas come to life and hearing my voice being professionally recorded for the first time. 

I’m also really excited because I’ll be recording with a live band soon. I can’t wait to see how that energy translates to the music.

How do you prepare for live performances?

Getting ready for a live show means a combination of working out, practicing, and planning. I hit the gym a lot to build my stamina. Then, I spend lots of time practicing with the band to make sure we’ve got everything down perfectly. And when it comes to choosing the setlist, I like to do covers and of course my original music. 

Fun Question – As a songwriter, if you could write for any performer who would it be and why?

That’s a great question! And one I hadn’t really considered. Right now, I’m really focused on writing songs that come from my own experiences and feelings.

Do you have any new projects you can share? 

I’ve got a few projects I’m working on, but one thing I can share right now is that I’ve got a new single dropping soon, and I’ll be sharing plenty of tidbits on my social media! 

Where can we listen to your music?

My music is out on all platforms. Hope you give it a listen! 🙂

Photo Credit: Jorchual Gregory Vargas, JGV Studios 

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