Haley Reinhart made her debut on Concord Records in September last year, with ‘What’s That Sound?’, a classic rock album which blends rock & roll with pop, as well as hints of jazz. She followed this with an international solo headlining tour, taking in seven countries across Europe, as well as a US tour. Now Reinhart, who first starting singing with her parents’ band at the age of 7, and is currently writing her fourth album, returns with ‘Last Kiss Goodbye’, a self-written track which blends jazz, bossa nova, and American pop.
Although still only 27, Reinhart knows where she’s going and just how to realise her vision. She says of ‘Last Kiss Goodbye’,
“I wrote & recorded ‘Last Kiss Goodbye’ sitting cross-legged on my living room floor, channeling the very essence of a timeless love. “I shot the video in Venice, CA at the canals as well as the beach. I adore these places as they truly radiate romance. I want you to get butterflies & feel as though you are watching an old film noir! This tune spilled out of me like a fine wine… And so, I hope it takes you wherever it is you wish to go!”
Reinheart takes jazz and makes it her own. She recorded a version of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, and turned it into a smokey ballad, which stayed on Billboard’s jazz charts for 58 weeks. ‘Last Kiss Goodbye’ is cut from similar cloth and looks set to do the same.
‘Goodbye’ is shot in Venice, California, taking in both the historic canals, as well as the world-famous beach. Shot in a style which could easily see her cast as Sandra Dee or even Brigitte Bardot, sultry and subdued – summers of the sixties – it’s got an other-worldly quality which puts it out of time.