This Friday, Hayes Peebles embraces the ghosts from his past on his first musical release in eight years. His new EP Ghosts fills the void of fresh, young Americana country singers, ready to share their tales. The native New Yorker reminisced about his creative process for this EP, stating that “…songs are a lot like timestamps. They come to represent different phases and stages in our lives. I had to ask myself, ‘Is it really ok to have this twangy drinking song alongside a bunch of dense, existential slow burners?’ But the real question was, how do I reconcile all these things I’ve done before with the person I am now? Are any of them worth preserving? It turns out that some of them were and I realize now, that’s exactly what the title track is about.” You can listen to Ghosts here.
Though shy of twenty-five years old, Hayes Peebles seems to be well aware of country music’s golden rule: the sad songs sound the sweetest. The native New Yorker (born in Greenwich Village) began his career auspiciously, injecting his own brand of acoustic teen angst into the Manhattan music scene while still in high school. After this brief brush with notoriety, Peebles spent his college years in Boston studying philosophy and plucking out the beginning of the tunes that appear on his new EP, Ghosts. Hayes Peebles will be releasing his new EP Ghosts on February 10th, 2017.