Meet the latest addition to the VMP Rising family, Chicago musician Jackie Hayes.
She has one of those voices that is often categorized as sounding beyond her years. But when you hear about the path of the singer-songwriter-guitarist’s journey to releasing her stellar There’s Always Going to Be Something EP, then you understand why her every verse and chorus is brimming with an uncommon grit and soul. On standout songs like “brand new” and “have fun” she captures a sense of youthful ennui, but never blunts her edge. This project represents a dive headfirst into the world of alternative music, a genre Hayes always enjoyed but stayed away from making herself. She proves a natural at it, and her ear for both lingering hooks and pummeling guitar lines makes her modern message feel timeless.