"Haley Johnsen has a flair for the dramatic. While she can definitely get a crowd dancing, some of her most commanding songs are folk-pop cuts that place her powerful, bewitching voice front and center.” -Chris Young, Vortex Magazine
"Dynamically powerful vocals matched with heartfelt songwriting are the hallmarks of Haley Johnsen's craft. She seamlessly blends vintage vibes and modern pop sensibility into her music.(…) Haley Johnsen is one my most requested artists.".- Luke Neill, PDX Spotlight
Haley Johnsen is not one to miss: she is a one-of-a-kind voice with gusto and soul,and mesmerizing presence. One of the Pacific Northwest's most individual up-and-coming acts. Her sound is strong, percussive, and inviting, with impeccably crafted lyrics of a strong woman with an affected but unbreakable heart. 2014 saw the release of Through the Blue, a seven-track EP that grapples with the process of love lost and life thereafter. 2016 gave the release of her soul inspiring single, "Feel the Water," which has been given local airplay on KINK.FM and Portland Radio Project.
Over the last few years, Haley has earned local and national attention taking her impactful solo show on recent 2017 US tours with Austin Texas based band The Wind and the Wave, Seattle based band Gabriel Wolfchild and the Northern Light, and Season 8 Winner of the Voice, Sawyer Fredericks. Haley also has the capacity to take her shows up to eleven with her 6 piece versatile rock band, which is most representative of her recorded music.
Ready to share her sophomore EP with the world, When You Lit the Sky is a soulful helping of blues and pop songwriting with nostalgic arrangements, and a window into the great passions of an artist whose dynamic vocals soar and whose heart is eternally, vulnerably, human. Haley successfully funded this project with the help of her fans through Kickstarter.
‘When You Lit the Sky’ is out now on streaming services!