Song Premiere: Hayley Reardon, “Numb & Blue”

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We’ll admit it, songs that mention Bob Dylan make our ears perk up. We love how 17-year-old songwriter Hayley Reardon call out an ex for “all the Bob Dylan you pretend to like” in this melancholy little masterpiece from her upcoming EP Wayfindings.

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“‘Numb & Blue’ of the few songs of mine that I don’t have a whole lot to say about,” says Reardon, who, inspired by Taylor Swift, began writing several songs a day at the age of 11. “As much as it’s a song about trying to hold on to a person who is clearly slipping through your fingers, it’s even more about trying to hold on to yourself with someone who doesn’t understand you. ‘Numb & Blue’ was my way of letting go. . . and more importantly, finding my words again.”

Reardon has already shared the stage with folk icons like Pete Yarrow and Tom Rush, and was named Bostonian of the Year in 2012 by The Boston Globe. Clearly, she’s going places. Listen to “Numb & Blue” below.


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