2019 has seen Hayley Mary make a compelling introduction, which culminated with her debut single ‘The Piss, The Perfume’ topping at #5 on Idolator’s Best Pop Songs of 2019. Now the Australian icon shares her latest track “Like A Woman Should”, off her highly anticipated debut EP ‘The Piss, The Perfume’ out on January 17th via I OH YOU.
Like A Woman Should serves as a contradiction of attitudes, disguising a heartfelt love song written for a real and life-affirming man, as a social commentary about the conceptual collective fear of the dangerous of men women are forced to be aware of. As Hayley’s voice ballads on, the track serves as an anthem for all women who want to “walk the street like a woman should” with confidence. Suitably, the video oozes with confidence and declaration of independence as Hayley explores a night out in town.
Speaking of the track, Hayley says:
“I wrote this one evening while living in Edinburgh while sipping a red wine in the middle of winter. I’d been on my own for a while as my partner was away and the chorus just came to me. I think of it a little bit as a reflection on the zone where insecurity clashes with romance; or harsh realities meet idealism. Perhaps it’s an expression of my hope that the latter will win in the end.”