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February Halien of the Month: Brandon

Say hello to Brandon! Brandon is a pop culture and marketing whiz who has been a fan of Haley since her American Idol days. Learn more about this superstar Halien below.

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What part of the country/World do you live in?
East Coast (Virginia)

What are your top 3 favorite things to do?
Blogging for my pop culture blog (KB Pop Culture), listening to music, and anything marketing/advertising-related.

What do you do for a living?
I am a student at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA.

Tell us what it means to you to be a fan of Haley Reinhart?
It is great to be a part of a fandom that is so close, who all support an artist so unique and innovative like Haley! It has been 7 years since she has been on American Idol and her #OGHaliens have supported her since then, even when there was nothing that seemed to be happening regarding new music (like the four years between Listen Up! and Better). She will continue to make incredible music no matter what style of music she chooses to do next.

Tell us about the first time you saw or heard Haley’s music? Where was it and what do you remember?
The first time I saw/heard Haley’s music was on American Idol! I remember her audition when she sang “Oh, Darling!”, but mostly her performances of “House of the Rising Sun,” “I Who Have Nothing,” and, of course, “Bennie & the Jets.” I remember thinking how incredible and unique and captivating her voice was and how she can command an audience.

How do you show your fandom for Haley?
I have attended both of her headlining tours (sadly only twice), bought multiples copies of her albums, and written about her on my blog that is viewed by people in 17 countries! Whenever I see a Haley Reinhart album in stores, I move it up to the front so everyone can see it! I also made a Kanye West meme featuring Haley that I think of as my “Claim to Halien Fame.” I mentioned the meme when I met her for the first time in Washington D.C. on her Better tour and she remembered it!

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Check out the link to the article I wrote about her album “What’s That Sound?” HERE

What in your mind makes Haley Reinhart stand out from any other artist?
Her voice is definitely unique and special. But, more than that, she has a great relationship with her fans and even as she gains more followers, she has become more active on social media and is constantly liking/responding to tweets and liking photos on Instagram. She is also able to sing any genre of music there is and have it be flawless: R&B, Funk, Pop, Jazz, Blues, etc.

What currently is the most played song in your music library?
“Free” by Haley Reinhart is the most played song in my music library, but “Behave” is a close second!

What’s your favorite song from Haley Reinhart and why?
So hard to choose, but I think I have to choose “Behave.” It is such a unique song and switches up beats and style throughout. Her voice also sounds incredible on it!

What is your favorite album from Haley Reinhart and why?
Better is my favorite album from Haley Reinhart because she had a hand in writing each of those songs and you can tell because they are perfect for her voice and fit her style as an artist. It is perfect to listen to no matter what mood you are in!

Haley frequently collaborates with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox… what’s your favorite cover by the group and Haley so far and why?
Black Hole Sun is my favorite because of her vocal range in the song. Very few artists could flawlessly sing a song with that much range and voice control!

What’s your favorite piece of Haley Reinhart memorabilia?
The Better CD that she signed when I met her on tour in D.C.!

How many times have you seen Haley Reinhart live?
Only 2, sadly. Other East coast Haley fans understand the struggle.

Did you attend any shows on Haley’s 2016 U.S. or 2017 European Tour? If so, which ones?
Yes, I attended her 2016 U.S. tour in Washington D.C.!

Did you attend any of the shows on the What’s That Sound? Tour?
Of course! I brought my friend along to her show at Baltimore Soundstage.

What’s the furthest you’ve traveled to see a concert?
Haley Reinhart What’s That Sound? Tour – 3 hours from Richmond, VA to Baltimore, MD.

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Tell us something about Haley Reinhart that a lot of other fans may not know?
She seems to sometimes get a bad reputation from those who saw her on American Idol, but she is incredibly kind and she really cares about her fans and her music! Another thing is that her song “Beautiful World” with Irvin Mayfield and Kermit Ruffins is an extremely beautiful song and underrated! Definitely one of my Top 5 Haley songs.

Do you stay in touch with other Haliens? Tell us how your mutual fandom has helped you connect with others.
I have met a ton of other Haliens on Twitter and we all interact with other through Twitter pretty often! I also met Kristina at the D.C. show on the Better tour who lives in Norway!

What would you like to see Haley do in her career in 2018? Any requests?
I hope to see Haley put out new music (at least a single or PMJ cover) in 2018! She has been gaining a lot more attention lately and even reached over 2 million listeners on Spotify this month, so I hope she takes advantage of that and puts out some great music!

You can follow Brandon on Instagram @bdw23 and Twitter @b_west23

January Halien of the Month: Kindred

Meet Kindred! A loyal Halien since American Idol days, Kindred has seen Haley live 8 times and loves to interact with Haley & other fans on social media. Check her out!

What part of the country/World do you live in?
I was born and raised in New Hampshire, but I currently live in New York City.

What are your top 3 favorite things to do?
I love to play softball, go to Broadway shows, and learn my favorite songs on piano.   

What do you do for a living?
I’m currently in my sophomore year of college. I’m pursuing a bachelor’s degree in digital media with a minor in Spanish.

Tell us what it means to you to be a fan of Haley Reinhart?
To me, being a Halien means sticking around for the long run. The OG fans have been following Haley for nearly seven years now! We’ve been here through the highs and lows of her career, and even when nothing seemed to be happening, we never gave up or stopped supporting her. The most important part of being a Halien for me is knowing that however long it takes to get new Haley music (even the 4-year gap between “Listen Up!” and “Better” that almost killed us all), it will always be worth the wait. I always remind myself to stay patient and remember that Haley only wants to put out meaningful art she feels proud of. Being a Halien has also taught me that even though Haley’s style is constantly evolving, she will always stay true to herself as an artist and give her fans feel-good music. Her artistry has opened my mind to new genres that I would have never listened to otherwise, and she’s inspired me to broaden my musical horizons.  

Tell us about the first time you saw or heard Haley’s music? Where was it and what do you remember?
The first time I ever saw Haley was on Season 10 of American Idol, of course. I remember watching her during Hollywood Week and thinking she was insanely talented. Thank god she “made it through by the skin of her teeth” (I’m so sorry for making that reference, it pains me to relive it). The moment I fell in love with Haley was during Top 11 Redux week when she sang “Bennie and the Jets”. I distinctly remember watching that performance and knowing I was witnessing something special, something much bigger than any singing competition. The next morning, I went onto iTunes and downloaded all of her released Idol covers on my pink iPod Nano (2011 was a TIME). From that moment on, I was a full-blown Haley supporter!

The first time I ever heard Haley’s music in public was December 2012, when my local mall played her and Casey’s cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” on a TV screen in the food court! I was so excited and overwhelmed. All I could think to do was take a really low-quality picture and post it on Instagram, because I wanted to commemorate the moment somehow.

How do you show your fandom for Haley?
I show my dedication to Haley mostly on Twitter, though I’m very active in liking/sharing her posts across all social media. I first made my Twitter account in June 2011, after learning about the website via a Haley Facebook fan page. From there, 13-year old me was thrown into the Halien Twitterverse. Twitter has become a place for me to express my love for many different things, but Haley always remains at the center. Over the years, I’ve used my creativity and amateur Photoshop skills to create many Haley-related pictures and collages. Every year I make Valentine’s Day cards with Haley lyrics; in 2016, she even reposted one of them on Instagram!

This past summer, when Haley posted a picture in a long yellow dress, I came up with the concept of the Halien universe; Haley is the Sun, and the Haliens are the planets orbiting around her. I edited a bunch of Haliens’ faces onto the picture as a joke, but the Queen Halien herself, Rachel Cloves, actually got the design put on a t-shirt!

I also support Haley at her live shows (on the rare occasions when she actually travels to the East Coast), but most of the time you can find me tweeting nonsense at her or about her!

What in your mind makes Haley Reinhart stand out from any other artist?
There are many reasons I think Haley is “so very special”, but one thing that has always stood out to me is how involved she keeps her family in her musical endeavors. The amount of talent the Reinhart family possesses is otherworldly. Haley always goes back to her roots and turns her music into a family affair, which makes her albums that much more of an honor to listen to. Another reason Haley stands out to me is that she’s able to sing any genre of music. Jazz, blues, pop, funk, or soul, her versatility is endless. Haley’s ability to create so many different sounds but still maintain a distinct voice as a recording artist is a testament to her immense talent. It’s thrilling to think that whatever she releases, you will never know exactly what to expect; Haley’s music is unpredictable!

What currently is the most played song in your music library?
The most played song of all-time in my music library is “White Teeth Teens” by Lorde. My most played Haley Reinhart song is “Oh My!”, which still deserves justice by the way.

What’s your favorite song from Haley Reinhart and why?
My favorite song changes constantly because they’re all SO incredible, but I think I have to go with “Good or Bad”. That song makes me feel something new every single time I hear it. It’s simultaneously beautiful and haunting. Also, to this day the Haliens comment “you make it hot hot bb come on” on each others’ pictures, because it’s the most iconic lyric ever written. “Good or Bad” is one of those songs that I can never see myself getting sick of, because listening to it is such a spiritual experience.    

What is your favorite album from Haley Reinhart and why?
As much as this feels like choosing a favorite child, I have to go with “Better”. Every single song on that album is a BOP. Incredible lyrics combined with catchy melodies, what more can one ask for? This album defined Summer 2016 for me; it makes me think back to countless sing-alongs in my car while driving around aimlessly. “Better” still feels like a special blessing to me because Haley was originally supposed to release an EP, but was able to turn it into a full-length album after the viral success of “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. I can’t imagine living in a world where any one of these songs isn’t in my life! This album truly demonstrates Haley’s growth as an artist and showcases the beauty of her original material.

Haley frequently collaborates with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox… what’s your favorite cover by the group and Haley so far and why?
The obvious choice is Creep since it now has over 40 million views on YouTube, but I also really love Seven Nation Army. The scatting and growl in her voice in that song is so distinctly Haley, and I’m obsessed with Scott’s arrangement of the tune. Also, Haley’s look in the music video is ICONIC with the dress and the gloves and the curly hair! I’m crossing my fingers that there’s a new PMJ/Haley collaboration in the works for 2018!

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Haley voices the character of Bill on Netflix’s F is for Family. Did you ever picture Haley being the voice of a little boy? What’s your favorite episode so far?
The thought of Haley voicing a little boy never crossed my mind, but she has always mentioned wanting to branch out into other artistic mediums besides music, so I’m not surprised! She’s such a talented voice actress that if I didn’t already know it was her, I probably wouldn’t recognize her voice. I definitely never pictured sweet Haley being part of a raunchy animated series, but I’ve grown to love the show! I think my favorite episode is the Season 2 finale, because the last scene is so unforgettably wild. I won’t give any spoilers, but I’ll say that after a traumatic experience, Frank gives Bill and Maureen advice on how to cope with it: “But here’s how you deal with it: you just shove it down. Keep shoving ’til it goes away. It will try to come back up, but just keep shoving it down”. It’s super dark and twisted, but I think it’s hilarious because that’s how I deal with literally all of my problems. I also love that episode because it left me with an uplifting message: despite all of the hardships the Murphy’s have gone through, they can make it through anything as a family.

Season 2 premiered on Netflix recently, have you watched all the episodes already?
Yes! I binge-watched the entire season as soon as it was released. I can’t wait to see what happens in Season 3!  

How do you stay connected with your favorite artists?
Social media is an absolute blessing. I feel so lucky to live in an age where my favorite artists are so accessible, and I cherish being able to communicate with them online. By following celebrities I love on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, I know I will never miss any new projects they are working on! Showing support for my favorite artists on social media has offered me so many life-changing opportunities I could not experience otherwise, and I am beyond thankful for these interactions every day.

What’s your favorite piece of Haley Reinhart memorabilia?
Easily the mugshot t-shirt! I swear it’s my most prized possession, I wear it all the time. More than it merely being hilarious, it represents a quality I admire so much in Haley: her ability to take a negative situation and spin it into something positive. The design of the shirt also fits seamlessly with the resistance theme of “What’s That Sound?”; we LOVE a marketing genius! The second I saw a picture of the merch table from the first tour stop, I knew I needed to own this shirt.

What was your first concert ever, the last concert you’ve seen and what will be the next?
My first concert ever was The Cheetah Girls (an ICONIC girl group). The most recent concert I went to was Haley’s What’s That Sound? Tour. I don’t have any concert plans in the near future, but I would love to see Postmodern Jukebox again! They always put on such a fun show and feature so many talented artists that I feel deprived if I go more than a few months at a time without seeing them. Fun fact: I’ve been to 6 PMJ shows over the past 2 years, and 3 of them were in the span of one week (what a time to be alive)!

How many times have you seen Haley Reinhart live?
I’ve seen Haley live 8 times! I first saw her at the American Idol Live Tour in 2011. In 2012, I was lucky enough to win tickets to meet her at the WXLO Music Loft and hear a few songs off “Listen Up!” before the album was even released. I got to skip school for the day, and I met a bunch of fellow Haliens that I knew from Twitter while I was there; it was totally overwhelming in the best sense of the word. I saw her open for Allen Stone in Boston in 2013, and I’ve seen her with PMJ twice (including their show at Radio City Music Hall, which to this day I feel lucky I was able to witness). I also went to her Better and What’s That Sound? tours. And last November, I got to sit in on her BUILD Series interview in NYC, and even got to ask her a question from the audience!

Check out this glo-up:

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Did you attend any shows on Haley’s 2016 U.S. or 2017 European Tour? If so, which ones?
I attended the Better Tour in Boston in June 2016. It was my first time seeing Haley headline a show, which was such a surreal moment for me. Being able to stand front row and watch your favorite artist do what they love is an irreplaceable feeling. I’ll never forget what happened at the end of her set; when she walked off stage, the audience immediately began chanting “Haley! Haley!” while waiting for the encore. Knowing that such a huge crowd was there specifically to see Haley perform made me feel ALL the things. I’m overjoyed to know that more people are starting to recognize what a star she is.

Did you attend any of the shows on the What’s That Sound? Tour?
I attended the What’s That Sound? tour stop in NYC! I was so excited for the tour that I found the perfect outfit way back in August: a yellow and white striped jumpsuit. It’s not something I would normally wear, but I wanted to fully immerse myself in the 60s vibe, and dressing the part made the experience even more fun! On the day of the show, I made sure to get there early so I would be front row. Haley opened with “Better” before transitioning into tracks from WTS, and I felt like I witnessed the transition from HR2 to HR3 happen right before my eyes! Haley sounds even more breathtaking live (if that’s possible), and the entire night I was in awe of the raw talent standing 5 feet away from me. “Somewhere In Between” was a RELIGIOUS experience, and I’m embarrassed that I didn’t recognize its full brilliance until I heard it live (Haliens don’t @ me I’ve recognized my mistake). The most memorable moment of the night was when Haley sang “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. As soon as the first note hit, the entire crowd fell completely silent. For those 4 minutes, everyone was unspokenly united through the power of music, and the atmosphere was absolutely magical. Haley’s ability to bring people together with her voice is one of the many reasons she is a must-see live.

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What’s the furthest you’ve traveled to see a concert?
I’m very fortunate to have always lived close to cities where artists often stop on tour. My hometown is only an hour from Boston, so it’s always pretty easy to travel back and forth. Now that I live in NYC, I utilize public transportation a lot, and I can get pretty much anywhere I want in the city to see shows. But I’d have to say the craziest distance I’ve ever traveled is taking a train to Asbury Park, NJ to see another one of my favorite artists, Brielle Von Hugel, play with the band Remember Jones. Between the subway and train, it took me about 3 hours each way. I know that’s not a super long trip compared to what some other fans go through, and I’m very thankful for that, but I was exhausted by the end of the night! If I had to, I would travel any distance to see my favorite artists live.

Tell us something about Haley Reinhart that a lot of other fans may not know?
By now, most Haliens are probably aware that Haley isn’t extremely social media savvy, but she has become much more active in recent years. Some of the interactions we get today would have been unheard of in 2011. She used to disappear from Twitter so frequently that one time when she attempted to have a Twitter party to answer fan questions, she literally had to tweet a picture to prove it was her! I still laugh thinking about it; us Haliens can be far too skeptical sometimes. I’m so happy that Haley has started using Instagram stories recently to update her fans on what she’s up to. It helps us stay connected and in-the-know, and gets us amped for future projects!

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If you could tell Haley Reinhart one thing, what would it be?
I would want to tell Haley that the moment (at least I think it was a moment) we had during her BUILD Series interview meant more to me than she will ever know. When I stood up to ask her a question, she recognized me instantly and said in front of everyone “It’s like I’ve seen you grow up”. More than her simply remembering who I was, that one sentence solidified my 6+ years of dedication and support for her. I first became a Halien when I was 13 years old, so Haley has truly seen me shift, grow, and evolve from a teen into a young adult. As much as my teenage years were a time of immense change, Haley was always a constant in my life. Her positive energy was a ray of light in times when I felt suffocated by negativity. Haley telling me how grown up I am reaffirmed the immense social and emotional progress I have made over the past few years. The message of self-love she sends out into the universe has been the foundation for my confidence, and I can say without a doubt she has helped shape me into the person I am today.

 

If you'd like to connect with Kindred, say hello to her on Twitter @HaleyObsession or Instagram @KindredSaint.

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December Halien of the Month: Nick

This month we feature Nick from Pennsylvania! Nick LOVES Haley and shows his support at Haley's live shows and on Twitter. Read below to find out about this month's superstar Halien.

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What part of the country/World do you live in?
Hello everyone! I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but I now live in Southampton, Pennsylvania (a suburb about 30 minutes from Philly.)

What are your top 3 favorite things to do?
My top three favorite things to do would have to be:
1. ) Vibing to all different types of music and going to concerts
2. ) Spending time with my family (I’m super family oriented)
3. ) Just chilling in bed binge watching shows on Netflix. 

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What do you do for a living?
I am currently on my second year of college and about to get my Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Meanwhile, I am also taking classes to become a certified paralegal and I’m interning at a law firm! My ultimate goal is to go to Law School when I get my Bachelor’s degree.

Tell us what it means to you to be a fan of Haley Reinhart?
Supporting Haley has been the best experience ever and I can’t believe that I’ve been on this journey with her for about seven years now! I’ve watched Haley grow as a musician and become comfortable with everything that she does. I’ve also watched Haley grow as a person- she honestly exudes confidence in every aspect possible and this definitely rubbed off on me! Me and the other Haliens who have supported her since day one try to promote her as much as possible and we are honestly so happy to see her succeed. I don’t see us as a fandom- I honestly see us as a family and I’m so glad that I’m a part of it.

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Tell us about the first time you saw or heard Haley’s music? Where was it and what do you remember?
The first time I saw Haley was when she was on American Idol! I watched season 10 from the beginning, but it wasn’t until Top 11 week where Haley sang “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me” that I fell in love. The following week was the week that she sang “Bennie and The Jets” and I knew that I would stan her forever.

How do you show your fandom for Haley?
I show my fandom for Haley mostly by my Twitter account! I’ve been on Twitter since 2011 and I’ve been a dedicated fan ever since! I tweet all of the other Haliens on the daily and I love connecting with them and Haley! Every year for her birthday we do something for Haley and I love all the creative things that everyone comes up with! (Throwback to that one time I made that video for the anniversary of Free which was so cringeworthy lmao.)

And here's that video....

Also all of our inside jokes are the best and the fandom is literally amazing.

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What in your mind makes Haley Reinhart stand out from any other artist?
Whenever I listen to Haley Reinhart I forget what I’m doing at that moment and her music literally brings me on a journey to somewhere out of this world. The emotion she puts in her music, will make you feel whatever she’s feeling as she’s singing it and it is literally so mesmerizing to watch/hear. Her attitude is honestly amazing too and she is one of the sweetest people that I have ever met- all of these reasons are why she stands out from the rest!

 

What currently is the most played song in your music library?
The most played song in my music library at the moment is Good or Bad by Haley Reinhart because lately I’ve been feeling like a bad bi**h.

What’s your favorite song from Haley Reinhart and why?
Lmao… how can you do this to me guys? However, if I had to pick I would probably say “Love is Worth Fighting for.” This song means SO much to me honestly… like the message behind it is perfect and you can literally bend it to fit any struggle that you’re facing in life at any particular time. The vocals on this song are also flawless... just saying. I also LOVE “Good or Bad” and it makes me feel like the baddest b***h ever.

What is your favorite album from Haley Reinhart and why?
B-E-T-T-E-R!
We waited so long for this album and it was honestly worth the wait. EVERY song is perfect…like when will your fav ever??? This album is literally Haley’s love child- she clearly carefully sculpted and picked each and every song on the album AND she wrote mostly all of them. They are ALL iconic and the album is literally my favorite ever.

Haley frequently collaborates with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox… what’s your favorite cover by the group and Haley so far and why?
CREEP!!! HANDS DOWN!!! NO QUESTIONS ASKED!! I’ve heard this live three times I think and I am literally still SHOOK every time. This is PMJ’s most viewed Youtube video and there is DEFINITELY a reason for it. EVERY TIME Haley sings this live she serves flawless vocals and emotion and the entire crowd is always left shook. Honorable mention to Seven Nation Army though because that is also flawless. I’m still dying for her to do an actual cover of Imagine or a cover of Somewhere Over the Rainbow because that is my favorite song ever and I need her to sing it at some point!!!

 

Haley voices the character of Bill on Netflix’s F is for Family. Did you ever picture Haley being the voice of a little boy? What’s your favorite episode so far?
Honestly yes and no. I remember a few years back when Haley and her family did a Stageit around Christmas time where they sang a bunch of Christmas carols. I vividly remember Haley playing with an elf and making a voice and her singing a Christmas song from Charlie Brown and I was like hmmm…she could definitely do something with this! However, NEVER did I imagine that Haley would be the voice of a little boy in a raunchy, Family Guy-esque television show… but I LOVE IT! Every episode is hilarious but my favorite is definitely the one where we hear Haley singing Oh Holy Night! (ps sis if you’re reading this… us Haliens desperately need you to drop a Christmas album at some point. thank you!!! Xoxo) I also love the episode where Bill is at the football game and has to use the bathroom and the episode where he catches his parents having sex. HAHAHA

Season 2 premiered on Netflix recently, have you watched all the episodes already?  
OF COURSE I HAVE. I literally binged it all in one day. Not only have I watched the whole thing though, so did my family! I literally got my whole family into the show and they all love it- even my younger sisters! Ooops…

How do you stay connected with your favorite artists?
Social media has been a GODSEND to me the past few years. Like honestly I might sound like such a millennial but I don’t think I could ever go back to living in a world without the technology that we have today lmao. That being said, I usually use Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Myspace to keep up with my favorite artists.

What’s your favorite piece of Haley Reinhart memorabilia?
My favorite piece of Haley Reinhart memorabilia is definitely my signed Listen Up! postcard booklet. I remember religiously checking my tracking info EVERY DAY until it arrived. I got it before the actual album was released to the public and I was so freaking excited that I had it before everyone else. ALSO I’m currently trying to put all my signed Haley Reinhart CD’s in frames, but I lost my signed Listen Up! CD so if any of you Haliens have an extra one PLEASE HIT YOUR BOY UP! xoxo

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What was your first concert ever, the last concert you’ve seen and what will be the next?
My first concert was the Idol Season 10 tour (where I saw Haley for the first time) and my last was the What’s that Sound? Tour! At the moment my next concert is Harry Styles this summer but I really want to see Sam Smith and Demi Lovato too!

How many times have you seen Haley Reinhart live?
Okay… so I’ve seen Haley Reinhart a total of six times live. The first time was the Season 10 Idol Tour, the second time was the Rock n’ Roll Marathon that she headlined in Philly (she wasn’t set to come on stage until the race was over around 1pm but I literally woke up at like 4am, got to the venue around 5am and just waited in the front row until Haley came out. The security guards working the event saw that I was so dedicated and Haley knew who I was so they gave me VIP passes to go backstage and talk to Haley! I literally died. LMAO @ FETUS ME BELOW), then I saw her twice with Postmodern Jukebox, and once on each of her headlining tours.

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Did you attend any shows on Haley’s 2016 U.S. or 2017 European Tour? If so, which ones?
I did! I saw Haley in Philadelphia for her Better Tour on June 19, 2016 at the World Café Live. (This was honestly one of my FAVORITE concerts that I’ve ever been to! It meant SOO much to me to go to a show on Haley Reinhart’s OWN headlining tour- something she’s worked so hard for since Idol. The “Better” album was ICONIC and all of the songs were high-key bops!!! It was obvious that Haley was so proud of the album and she definitely proved it when she sang the songs from Better on tour. You could feel everything she was singing and that’s what I loved most about it.)

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Did you attend any of the shows on the What’s That Sound? Tour?
I did! I saw Haley in Philadelphia for her What’s That Sound? Tour not too long ago! (November 10, 2017) at the World Café Live. (Okay this concert LITERALLY killed me… I died multiple times and I will explain it all. So I went to the show with my mom and we got in line. Shortly after, they started letting us all into the area with the stage where Haley and her band were about to do the sound check. I was all the way in the back of the line because I always do that in order to get the most time talking to Haley. So there’s about 50 people already in the venue for the sound check and out of the whole crowd Haley sees me and literally talks to me on the microphone in front of everybody. I honestly felt like I saw her eyes light up and we made eye contact and she said something along the lines of “Oh my gosh! Hello! It’s so nice to see you again. Long time no see right? What’s it been? A year and a half?” (I was SHOOK because it was literally a year and a half since I saw her last) and then she said “Wow look at you! You’ve grown up so much over the past 7 years! You are such a handsome, stylish young man now!” I died. So after she does the sound check, we all get in line for the meet and greet. There were these two little girls there dressed up as Haley from her PMJ video with Puddles the Clown and her interaction with them was the CUTEST. It was eventually my turn to talk to Haley and we literally talked for like 5-10 minutes about the most random things (Her devouring a Philly cheesesteak 5 minutes before she came out for the meet and greet, etc.) She signed my stuff, we took the pictures, and then I gave her a necklace that I got her which she loved! Overall, the entire meet and greet experience was a dream come true and I couldn’t have been happier. That whole series of events got my adrenaline PUMPING and Haley came out and put on one of the BEST SHOWS that I’ve EVER been to. The crowd was HUGE and they LOVED her. Haley made eye contact and pointed at me so many times during the show and I died inside each time. The concert and the whole experience was honestly one of the best days in my entire life. I love Haley Reinhart so much! And hey guys… she finally did the “fall tour” she was talking about for years;)

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What’s the furthest you’ve traveled to see a concert?
The furthest that I’ve traveled to see a concert was Phoenix, Arizona (about 2,346 miles.) Here I went to the Idol Season 14 Tour with a group of friends that I met on Twitter! I’m going to talk about them in more detail a few questions down.

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Tell us something about Haley Reinhart that a lot of other fans may not know?
The one thing about Haley Reinhart that a lot of other fans may not know is that she LITERALLY has a heart of gold (most people probably know this but I’m going to explain my experience with her.) Okay so I might have been sort of MIA on Twitter for a short period of time and many of you may (or may not) know this but I had open heart surgery in 2015. This was honestly one of the scariest things in my entire life, but I got through it with the help of Haley. Her music and her attitude in general have taught me SO much throughout the past seven years that I’ve followed her and I am so grateful for everything that she has taught me. SO… Haley knew that I was getting/had open heart surgery and she was genuinely so concerned- the fact that she knew and cared about me got me through a lot. In November of 2015 (about 2 months after my surgery) PMJ was coming to the Philadelphia area and I couldn’t miss it- I had to go! Thanks to Haley Reinhart, Lavance Colley, Scott Bradlee, the Zoellner Arts Center, (and my mom) I got free tickets and VIP passes to the show. When I went to the meet and greet and talked with Haley she gave me a hug, asked how I was doing since surgery, and we just talked for a while. This entire experience was so heartwarming and it was at that moment when I realized that I stanned a QUEEN! Haley Reinhart is literally one of the best humans alive and her kindness is out of this world.

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If you could tell Haley Reinhart one thing, what would it be?
If I could tell Haley Reinhart one thing it would be “Thank You.” Haley has done so much for me personally and there is NO WAY that I could EVER thank her enough. Not only did Haley help me get through open heart surgery, she kind of sculpted me to be the person that I am today. It was 2011 when I first saw Haley on Idol and I was in my freshman-sophomore year of high school. Everyone knows that these years are some of the hardest years in an individual’s life as is, but they are even more difficult when you are struggling with your sexuality. I realized that I was gay when I was in high school; I just felt trapped and I did not know how to come out or what to do. I saw Haley Reinhart on Idol which led me to create a Twitter account. From this moment, my life changed TREMENDOUSLY (for the better)- I finally felt like I fit in somewhere. I created inseparable bonds with so many people throughout the years on Twitter and I am so glad that I’ve grown up with these people and witnessed each and every one of them grow up also. The Halien family is honestly something that I will cherish for the rest of my life and I will always remember that these people were the ones who were around during the best years of my life.

Do you stay in touch with other Haliens? Tell us how your mutual fandom has helped you connect with others.
The Haliens are honestly some of the funniest, most creative, and HOTTEST people I know (seriously though why are we all cute af?) I definitely stay in touch with most of the Haliens on a daily basis through Twitter and by other means. Without Twitter, Haley Reinhart, and American Idol, I would have never met my best friends. Story time again! In 2011 when Haley was on Idol, I created a Twitter account. I began making connections with other individuals who were fans of Haley Reinhart and we eventually became known as the “Haliens.” One night I was asked to join a Skype call by a fellow Halien named Kyle (@taithleach)- never in a million years did I think that I was going to meet my best friends that night. Over the years, me and a group of eight other individuals (@ryantempletbh, @iamtrashley, @emxrowa, @itsjefftbh, @uhkelsie, @_jasonbrown21, @shindighalien and @cluelessamantha) literally Skyped on a nightly basis. On these calls (which lasted more than 12 hours sometimes) we talked about our mutual interests such as: Haley Reinhart, American Idol, music in general, etc. We even played our own mock game of Idol for a little bit! One night we finally decided: “Hey! We’ve talked on Skype for so long… don’t you think it’s time we finally meet?” …AND WE DID! The first time we got together was in Phoenix for the Idol Season 14 Tour and since then we’ve traveled the country and been to a BUNCH of different places together (Minneapolis and the Mall of America, Philadelphia, NYC, Washington DC, North Dakota, etc.) I am so glad that Twitter and Haley Reinhart gave me the chance to meet my best friends.

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Haley Reinhart has released her new album What’s That Sound?… give us your top 3 tracks from the album and why?
Wow I’m triggered you can’t ask me this. Okay fine… I’ll do it but this is going to be in no particular order…
1: Somewhere in Between: (time for me to get dragged by a handful of the other Haliens!!!!) I don’t care what others have to say about this song, it’s literally ICONIC. THE ENTIRE VIBE OF THE SONG KILLS ME EVERY DAMN TIME! (even though the other Haliens and I still don’t know some of the actual lyrics of this song it’s STILL a bop!) Basically her vocals slay and the talking part and the end of the song is going to be written on my tombstone. Also this needs to be in a James Bond/ Tarantino movie ASAP!!!
2: White Rabbit: Okay this song has been one of my favorites since the album was released and it STILL IS. The chill vibe at the beginning of the song and the buildup to Haley’s belts has me shook every time! This cover is a masterpiece.
3. Can’t Find My Way Home: Even though Haley with a full band is freaking phenomenal, I don’t think ANYTHING is better than her with just a guitar or a piano and her raw vocals. From the first moment we heard Haley cover this song a few years back I fell in love and I ALWAYSSS wanted a studio version of it. My dream came true and I couldn’t be more content with the outcome. A laidback song with VOCALS… Haley is a true queen!
Also honorable mention to Time of the Season ft. Casey Abrams BECAUSE that song is a BOP.

Give us your thoughts on…

‘Baby It’s You’ music video


Okay this might be an unpopular opinion (idk?) but I like this video better than Let’s Start. From using a hairbrush as a microphone, to serving FASHION and literal sex, to tearing apart my dreams as she destroys the rose… this video is literally perfection. Like the sassiness has me shook EVERY TIME! Basically if you don’t want to be bald don’t watch this video because your wig will be snatched and that’s a FACT!

‘Let’s Start’ music video

 

Haley has served ICONIC music videos this era. Like seriously? This video literally looks like something out of the 60’s and I love it. I feel like it would be an interesting experience to drop acid before watching this video because of all the psychedelic backgrounds lmao. ALSO the moment that she turns her head and has the black wig on KILLS ME EVERY TIME!!!

You can follow Nick on Instagram @iconickk_ and Twitter @iconickk_

What's That Sound? VIP Meet & Greet Information

If you have purchased a VIP meet & greet ticket for one of Haley's upcoming shows and have any questions, please see guidelines & VIP times below:

For everyone who purchased VIP meet & greet packages please make sure to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to start time. Please make sure to bring a valid ID, once you arrive you will be checked off the list and receive a wrist band for the meet & greet.  You and your guest will have access to sound check and then will have a chance to meet Haley.  One photo and one signed item per person will be allowed during the meet n greet.  Please make sure to arrive on time as late entries will not be allowed.

Meet & Greet Start Times:

11/4 Minneapolis - 5pm

11/5 Chicago - 4pm

11/6 Detroit - 4pm

11/9 New York - 4pm

11/10 Philadelphia - 5pm

11/12 Boston - 5pm

11/13 Silver Spring - 5pm

11/14 Baltimore - 5pm

11/16 Charlotte - 4pm

11/18 Atlanta - 7pm

 

Premiere: 'Let's Start' - New Single

Haley Reinhart has premiered the fourth single and first original from new album 'What's That Sound?", the track is titled 'Let's Start'. Haley has also released a video that is just as groovy as the track which you can watch below now! 

What's That Sound? album releases September 22nd. Pre-Order the album now HERE and instantly receive 'Let's Start' along with tracks 'For What It's Worth', 'The Letter' & 'Baby It's You'. 

Halien of the Month: Collin

Meet Collin, a fellow Halien who has adored Haley ever since he heard her audition for American Idol when he was 14! Find out more about Collin below. :) 

What part of the country/World do you live in?
I live in Rockwall, Texas (right outside of Dallas).

What are your top 3 favorite things to do?
I like to spend time with friends, eat, and play the piano.

What do you do for a living?
I am a senior marketing major and currently interning as a content creator for a digital marketing company.

Tell us what it means to you to be a fan of Haley Reinhart?
Being a fan of Haley Reinhart is one of the most beautiful things I’ve experienced in my short life. To be a fan of Haley Reinhart, you must remember that she loves you as much as you love her. Being a Halien is a blessing; there is nobody in this world quite like Haley. Watching her grow and blossom over these past six years has been the best experience any person could ask for.

Tell us about the first time you saw or heard Haley’s music? Where was it and what do you remember?
Oh oh oh oh myyy, the memories. The first time I heard Haley was her Idol audition back in 2011. I remember being like “this girl can saaaang.” However, the moment I became a die-hard Halien wasn’t until May 12, 2011. On this day, Haley sang her rendition of “I (Who Have Nothing)” by Ben E. King; it was the first time any musical artist had entrapped me in such a way. She gave me drama, she gave me Edith Piaf, she gave me a little crazy and a laugh away from a tear. It was literally a perfect performance and I will never forget the feeling she made me feel that evening. I’ll also never forget hearing “Free” in IHOP, “Walking on Heaven” in Red Lobster, and “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on the radio while I was driving on the Dallas North Tollway.

How do you show your fandom for Haley?
One of the biggest ways that I show my fandom for Haley is through my fan account on Twitter. I try to spread Haley’s music across other fandoms that I’m also involved in. I’ve suggested Haley’s music to my friends and each time, they have absolutely adored her. It warms my heart when I see people that I love fall in love with Haley – they literally can’t help it.

What in your mind makes Haley Reinhart stand out from any other artist?
Her talent and loving heart make her stand out from the rest. Every ear in the world deserves be graced upon by Haley’s vocals. When she sings, you believe every word. When she writes, you feel every emotion. There are rarely other artists that can do the same. Also, her heart is so big – she makes each and every one of her fans feel so very special.

What currently is the most played song in your music library?
Currently, Haley’s version of “The Letter” is the most played. I’ve had it on repeat since it came out a few weeks ago. It’s such a fun, head bangin’ jam that’s super sweet. I’m only slightly obsessed.

What’s your favorite song from Haley Reinhart and why?
First of all, I feel personally attacked by Team Haley right now. Secondly, I’d have to say my favorite song is “Talkin’ About.” The pre-chorus snatches my wig straight off and sends it into full orbit. There’s an undeniable groove to the song that makes it impossible to be sad while jamming out to it. The keyboard, the bass, the horns, the vocals, the artistry - slay my life, Reinhart.

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What is your favorite album from Haley Reinhart and why?
I think Avelene (sweetheart and May 2017 HOTM) said it best, “this question is like asking a mother who her favorite child is.” I love both “Listen Up!” and “Better” equally, but for different reasons. When “Listen Up!” came out, I had just turned 16 and was about to get my driver’s license. It was all I blasted in my car for months on end. “Hit the Ground Runnin’” was played on repeat for months on end. That entire album will hold such a special place in my heart for the rest of my life.

With the release of “Better”, I had just overcome a depression that had its grips on me for the early parts of college. I was literally “feeling better, feeling better, feeling better” when the album came out in April of 2016. Every song on there is so beautifully made. I’m not sure how Haley does it, but she successfully manages to bring me to another place emotionally and spiritually.

Haley frequently collaborates with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox… what’s your favorite cover by the group and Haley so far and why?
I would have to say “Habits” is my all-time favorite. There’s something about the way Haley’s voice glides through that track that sends shivers down my spine. Also, Haley made direct eye contact with me when I first saw her live with PMJ in Dallas while singing, “I pickup daddies at the playground.” I’ve never died so quickly.

Haley voices the character of Bill on Netflix’s F is for Family. Did you ever picture Haley being the voice of a little boy?
I never pictured Haley being the voice of a little boy in an animated show; it’s honestly the cutest thing. I am so happy about how it turned out and the success the show has had.

What’s your favorite episode so far?
I’d have to say the season finale of season 1 is my favorite episode so far because of Haley’s voice gracing our ears with a snippet of “O Holy Night.” Plus, seeing little Bill as an altar boy was so adorable.

Season 2 just premiered on Netflix, have you watched all the episodes already?
I’ve only seen the first few episodes of this season; I’m trying to take it slow so that I can savor it before season 3 comes out. So far, I’m in love!

How do you stay connected with your favorite artists?
Twitter. I find that this is the easiest and most exciting way to keep up with all of my favorite artists.

What’s your favorite piece of Haley Reinhart memorabilia?
I’d have to say my favorite memorabilia is either the “Better Tour” t-shirt or the signed flipbook that came with the pre-order of “Listen Up!” The photo of me, the flipbook, and “Listen Up!” is from the night I received it in the mail (May 21, 2012). I’ll never forget the excitement I had when I came home from my piano recital to find it sitting on the front porch.

What was your first concert ever, the last concert you’ve seen and what will be the next?
The first full-fledged concert I attended was the Tedeschi Trucks Band back in November 2014; the last concert I went to was Dua Lipa’s concert in March; and the next concert I hope to attend is Haley’s in Chicago.

How many times have you seen Haley Reinhart live?
I’ve seen Haley live 3 times. However, one of these was the Celebrity Softball game in Kansas City on July 8, 2012. Does that count? Yes? Okay, awesome. Our family decided to make a little vacation centered around the softball game just so I could see Haley. I remember being within about 100 feet of Haley at the baseball stadium and seeing her beauty radiate through my soul. I also will never forget that cute little neon green bow she was rocking. What an angel.

The next time I saw Haley live was with Postmodern Jukebox on May 31, 2015. This time, I was blessed to actually meet her in person right before the show. When I told her my name, she was like, “aww from twitter!!” I about died right then, right there. I gave her a cute floppy hat, a sunflower headband, and a note expressing my gratitude for her; I legit could not stop shaking. After the show concluded, I ran into her and Scott and told them that I went to the celebrity softball game in Kansas City. She was so embarrassed about dropping the ball and was trying to explain what happened by flailing her arms in the air. The fact that my mom was able to capture a picture of her doing that was just icing on the cake. After signing her name on my phone, she started to hand it back when she hesitated and pulled the phone back so that she could write “xoxo” under her gorgeous signature.

The last and most recent time I saw Haley was on the “Better Tour” in Los Angeles on June 6, 2016. Yes, I flew out there from Dallas. Yes, I am crazy. But, hey – it’s freaking Haley Reinhart. This is where I got to meet Haley again and watch her slay every single song. I was also able to meet some lovely, beautiful, and iconic Haliens, leaving me shook beyond belief. My heart was filled with so much joy seeing Haley headline her own tour. It was like a proud parent watching their child graduate. My fragile heart cannot handle the joy that is Haley Elizabeth Reinhart.

Did you attend any shows on the Haley’s recent U.S. or European Tour? If so, which ones?
I attended the Better Tour in Los Angeles on June 6, 2016.

Will you be attending any shows on her Fall 2017 What’s That Sound? Tour?
I’m hoping to attend her show in Chicago this November!

What’s the furthest you’ve traveled to see a show?
The furthest I have traveled for a show was from Dallas to Los Angeles to see THE Haley Reinhart.

Tell us something about Haley Reinhart that a lot of other fans may not know?
Haley low-key invented ze pose of the century during a photo shoot in the middle of the desert. All Haley wanted was a little water – instead, she started a movement. #Reinharting, it’s a thing.

(Reinharting Collage made by THE Rachel Cloves in 2013 – I’m near the top right corner)

If you could tell Haley Reinhart one thing, what would it be?
Haley, you have no idea how much you mean to me. When I first saw you on Idol so many years ago, I was a shy, little 14-year-old who never was able to speak up for himself. Over the years, you’ve taught me how to exude confidence in such a beautiful and effortless way. You and your music were there for me through my battles with depression and anxiety; I don’t know what I would have done without you. I can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve done for me in my life. You truly are an angel and I’ll love you forever and ever.

Do you stay in touch with other Haliens? Tell us how your mutual fandom has helped you connect with others.
Keeping Up With Ze Haliens is my favorite pastime. There are so many amazing people I’ve come to know over the years of being a Halien. They are truly the kindest, sweetest, most accepting, loving, energetic, charismatic, joyous, perfect group of people. We’re all part of this amazing family, bonded by our crazy love for Haley. I couldn’t ask for a better fandom.

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Haley Reinhart is releasing What’s That Sound? soon… what track(s) are you most looking forward to hearing?
I think I’m most excited to hear “Oh! Darling.” It holds such a special place in my heart.

Two tracks from What’s That Sound? Have been released so far… give your thoughts on both “Baby It’s You” and “The Letter”. Which track do you think will be released next?
My wig: snatched. Haley’s ability to take classic songs and interpret them in such a beautiful way leaves me speechless each and every time. I had been waiting for a studio version of “Baby It’s You” from Haley since she teased it and I was not disappointed in the final product. “The Letter” was the icing on my cake (see what I did there). It’s such fun song to listen to and I can’t help but bop my head. I absolutely love both songs and am so excited for this HR3 era.

I’m guessing the next single off of WTS? will be either “Oh! Darling” or “Can’t Find My Way Home.”

You can follow Collin on Twitter @reinhartsivan and Instagram @coll.in.moore.

What's That Sound? Tracklist HERE

Today Haley reveals the full tracklist for her upcoming album, WHAT'S THAT SOUND?

Haley's album features covers from the 1960s, in addition to three of her own originals. Casey Abrams and Scott Bradlee have teamed up with Haley on select tracks.

Check out the list below!

1. Let’s Start
2. Baby It’s You
3. For What It’s Worth
4. The Letter
5. Can’t Find My Way Home
6. White Rabbit
7. Somewhere In Between
8. Oh! Darling ft. Scott Bradlee
9. Sunny Afternoon ft. Scott Bradlee
10. You Showed Me
11. Words of Love ft. Scott Bradlee
12. Bring the Love Back Home ft. Casey Abrams
13. Time of the Season ft. Casey Abrams
14. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ 

WHAT'S THAT SOUND? is available for pre-order on Friday, June 16th. Click here to order.
Click here to download Haley's first single, "Baby It's You."

"Baby It's You" - Out Friday!

Good news for all you Haley fans and music-lovers! Haley is releasing the first single, "Baby It's You," off her new album. She is so excited to finally share one of her new recordings with you. "Baby It's You" will be available on Friday, June 16th. 

Stay tuned to hear more exciting news about Haley's upcoming album! 


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