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Haley in "F IS FOR FAMILY"
12-02-2017, 12:48 PM
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RE: Haley in "F IS FOR FAMILY"
So I posted the image below via Twitter as a suggestion for Haley's next CD and Mo Collins, FIFF Writers, and others initially liked it. Today, Haley liked it.

The idea is that her next CD be a soundtrack from F is For Family, with Haley focused on 70s music along with songs from the show by original artists. She could also perhaps add her own originals with a 70s vibe to the CD.

Tusk noted that she may not want to do another covers CD next, and that is a good point. So, not sure if anything will ever come of this, never know.

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12-02-2017, 05:07 PM (This post was last modified: 12-02-2017 05:34 PM by Tusk.)
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RE: Haley in "F IS FOR FAMILY"
(12-02-2017 12:48 PM)rmd1064 Wrote:  Tusk noted that she may not want to do another covers CD next, and that is a good point. So, not sure if anything will ever come of this, never know.

There's absolutely nothing wrong w/ throwing something out into the ether. We live in a day and age where we might actually get heard from a 'famous' person. That's a main reason Twitter is my favorite ap.... I actually got a reply and a like from Guardians of the Galaxy's Director, James Gunn Tongue

I've also randomly said things that ended up being responded to by Haley. I've seen it happen to others too, so why not suggest something? If Haley doesn't do this for her next album, I can see a scenario where the seed is planted, FiFF continues to grow in popularity to the point that there could be demand for something like this....especially along with Haley's career success Smile

To state my opinion as a base line. I believe that WTS is a maneuver to capitalize on the success of CHFIL, which debuted a little over 2 years ago. That was the main driver, follow a popular cover of an iconic song w/ an album of less familiar but Iconic songs none the less, covered by the same voice. Build a base beyond American Idol, PMJ & Haliens.

It's that whole problem we had w/ Haley's set up before she joined PMJ, what happens when she gains a new fan? Where to look for more stuff to feed the curiosity? Luckily, Haliens already had a few sources for the curious, my channel, Rachel's Channel, HF and HN.... But that's not enough, it's a start, something to build upon, it needed a 'professional touch' ....that's where Concord stepped in. WTS is the pre-game warm up to what Haley and Concord are ultimately capable of.

I think the follow up will be original music and it will be BONKERS Tongue

To the reasons I can't see Haley following WTS w/ another cover album

As you might guess, I spend a lot of time on social media and with my channel, I get alot of input from fans, more than most. For WTS, there's an under current of disappointment that it's not an album of Haley originals. Some music 'purists' cringe at the thought of their favorite band doing covers, a sign of 'selling out'.

To them I say, The Beatles early albums are cover albums of their favorites...recall the 'popular' music of the time. The Beatles, the Stones, Led Zeppelin ...all were influenced and covered their heroes... To be fair, I'm not sure fans in this sub-category understand what I think is WTS' 'function' is... a cover album to hopefully gain a wider fan base.

There's also the nature of Haley's fan base.... She can do so many genres well, so some fairly significant part of her fan base will be disappointed what ever genre or style she puts out. Haley is primarily known for her covers, during and post Idol. As someone who runs a "Haley" youtube channel, you better believe I see many many comments on what Haley should cover next. Most of her career, Haley is being asked to cover someone (guilty Blush )

So after two albums of originals, Haley finally does a cover album, an opportunity to include her family so they get to record family favorites, while re-interpreting them for a new generation. Great for cover fans, not so much for fans who want Haley it goes

To be clear, I'm not disparaging fans who are disappointed WTS isn't an album of originals, just trying to put a 'bigger picture' filter on this. Luckily, I will consume anything Haley puts out, originals or covers, so I'm not one to judge Tongue

Finally, we've all seen umpteen interviews where Haley has spoken about having so much music in her she just wants to get out. Since Idol, she's talked endlessly about writing music...her debut album has 13 original songs on it.... in those interviews she also talks about skipping around in genres.... AND on top of that, there's the fact that Ole can make more money, collect more money for Haley if she writes, publishes, performs, sells originals... covers help the originals' songwriters....covers are useful mostly for trying to increase exposure for other artists, to gain new fans, which is what WTS is.

I'm happy w/ WTS for what it is, more Haley is a positive in my book and like I've been saying, I predict the next album will be amazing.... I'd say if they don't get anything for WTS, award/recognition-wise, hopefully this next Haley/Concord album will get serious consideration Big Grin
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