The Harmaleighs Share Video For “Sorry, I’m Busy” + Tour Dates       

April 18, 2019 BY Nettwerk

“An urgent, raucous affair, The Harmaleighs’ new single ‘Sorry, I’m Busy’ captures the paralyzing power of social anxiety through intimate lyrics and raw indie rock.” – Atwood Magazine

“…a more powerful garage rock sound… traces of a personal folk rock approach that is much more expansive here.” – We All Want Someone To Shout For

“a perfect pop song; the frenetic, passionate vocal delivery, the unforgettable chorus, the propulsive bass-line, it feels like a giant leap forward for the band.” – For The Rabbits

Nashville indie duo The Harmaleighs (Haley Grant and Kaylee Jasperson) recently shared “Sorry, I’m Busy,” a frantic, beat driven track about paralyzing social anxiety.  The song is a fitting introduction to She Won’t Make Sense (out August 2nd on Nettwerk), a concept album about mental illness – specifically Haley’s deeply personal journey through anxiety, depression and mania.

Today, the pair share a fitting music video, which premiered via The Big Takeover. Of the video, Haley comments, “It’s the feeling of concentrating so hard on saying your name while you shake someone’s hand that you have no idea what their name is. The tightness in your chest you feel mid conversation hoping there won’t be a pause of silence. It’s the feeling of remorse when you say ‘Sorry, I’m busy’ to your friends who are wanting to hang when in reality your body is melting into your couch and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. ‘Sorry, I’m busy’ started as a hum I would sing in my car on the way home from work and turned into my personal cry for help. Visually, we wanted to portray a Wes Anderson meets 70s-vibe party scene of how that feeling looks.

Produced by Dan Molad (Lucius, JD McPherson, Tweedy), She Won’t Make Sense is a stark contrast from their previous releases, having evolved from their acoustic beginnings to a fuller sound involving synths, strings and drums. The album covers the full spectrum of sound, from heavier rock tunes to somber folk, to create the frenetic energy needed to convey the emotional weight of the album’s subject matter.

The Harmaleighs are on tour through the end of April. Stay tuned for more news…

The Harmaleighs On Tour:

w/ Ages & Ages

4/12 Redding, CA @ The Dip

4/13 San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah Saloon

4/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge

4/17 San Diego @ Soda Bar

4/18 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

4/20 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

4/23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

4/24 Boise, ID @ The Olympic

4/25 Walla Walla, WA @ Billsville West

4/26 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

4/27 Seattle, WA @ Barboza