The Radar: Haley Smalls – “Murderer” With A “Heart Of Gold”
Haley Smalls Is Toronto’s Newest Rising Star With A Heart Of Gold
Haley Smalls is a singer/songwriter engineer and in other words, a young force to be reckoned with. With music pumping through her veins and a foot in the music industry from a very young age, Smalls has paved her way to working with Grammy Award winning & nominated Producers such as; Megaman, Boi-1DA (Drake, Nicki Minaj), Chuck Harmony (Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige), Harvey Mason, Jr. (Beyoncé, Brandy Aretha Franklin), The Monarch (Rita Ora, Cher Lloyd), Rock City (Rihanna, Usher), The Phatboiz (Yo Gotti), alongside her management team Ebony Sons (DTP).
Smalls’ classically trained voice, distinctive mainstream sound and noticeable R&B influence makes her one of the most intriguing up and coming young artists out of Toronto, Canada.
In January 2014, Grammy award winning and multi-platinum selling artist Beyoncé Knowles showed her approval of Smalls’ YouTube cover of ‘Pretty Hurts’ by sharing the video on her Facebook page stating she “loved it”. Since, Smalls’ cover went viral and has reached over one million views and still growing.
Without losing any momentum, Smalls became a part of the formation of a new production and writing team, The Startaz lead by one of Toronto’s most accomplished producers – Megaman (Lil Wayne, Birdman, Tyga, Drake, Kid Ink, Bow Wow, Yo Gotti). Honing in on her writing skills, writing and recording over 300 songs, Smalls managed to find and create her own sound which resulted in the release of 3 mixtapes; This Is Me, Imagination, and The Cure.