“‘Dreaming, backwards’ is a song about recognising how I’ve sabotaged my dreams and aspirations. I got married young when I wanted to be unattached and travel the world freely. I had a baby long before I was ready to be a mother and unsure if I ever wanted to have kids. I did both of these while wanting to pursue my artist career but continued to put that dream last. I sabotaged myself because I was so focused on doing the ‘right’ things.”
“When I became a mom, had postpartum depression, got diagnosed with lymphoma and went through a divorce, it was clear that if I was going to survive, I needed to make some changes. I learned that taking care of myself first was the best way I could take care of the people around me.”
This kid is going from strength to strength… Goes to show that you can make simple, beautiful pop and still make a meaningful connection with people. With over 900k monthly listeners on Spotify, it won’t be long before the rest of the world knows about Gavin Haley.
Here’s an exciting indie talent from LA.