Haley & Michaels are making a splash this summer with their new single “High Note!”
The duo — Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels — puts a unique twist on the typical breakup song, shifting focus to living in the here-and-now rather than worrying about what tomorrow may bring.
“The original idea for this song was inspired by my experience at ‘Desert Trip’, a concert where I got to see some of my all-time favorite musical inspirations perform including Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones,” says Michaels. “The whole weekend ended with Roger Waters from Pink Floyd playing ‘The Wall’ along with a massive pink pig blimp floating over the audience and thousands of lighters in the air. I called Shannon as I was leaving and told her, ‘I’m leaving on a high note,’” says Michaels.
“The moment I heard ‘high note’ I knew it was a song we had to write. We wrote it with our good friends Phil Barton and Zach Abend. They really helped capture the nostalgic, rock ‘n roll spirit that inspired the song. While we wrote it from the perspective of a relationship coming to an end, for us it’s also about our outlook on our journey in music; we always try to focus on the positivity that can be taken from every situation,” says Haley.
Take a listen to “High Note” below.