OKP Premiere: Hayley Coupon Wants You To 'Do The Right Thing Like You Said You Would' w/ Her Dynamic EP
New York-based jill-of all-trades Hayley Coupon has been stirring the musical tides for a minute now with a blend of edgy pop and folk that's as distinctive as it is infectious. Today we have the pleasure of premiering her latest EP Do The Right Thing Like You Said You Would, which plays host to a dynamic set of influences and approaches. The four-track piece opens with a revealing, piano-led acoustic ballad in "California," which captures California-dreamin' vibe of the project perfectly. Next comes the jazz/latin boogaloo of "It's Not" challenging any assumption as to where her roots lay with a hard-nosed groove that's simultaneously stern and warm. "All Or Nothing" is in a similar vein as the album's opener; earnest acoustic balladry of the highest order. "Bastille Day" serves as a fitting cap on the piece, as it boasts what is perhaps her most dynamic showing, revealing pop/rock blues, seeped in melodic severity and chilled to perfection. The whole piece stands as strong as Coupon's sprawling, smokey vox, akin to a Fiona Apple or even a brighter take on Lana Del Rey's dark-pop sensibilities. Whatever you call it, Hayley Coupon is a presence we're hoping and expecting to hear plenty more from in the months and years to come. Get acquainted with her and the new EP Do The Right Thing Like You Said You Would below.