Hayley Mary has just released a new single and video for her song ‘Like a Woman Should’ in anticipation of her forthcoming EP, ‘The Piss, The Perfume’ due out on 17 January 2020 through I Oh YOU Records. Mary – real name Hayley Frances McGlone – has form: she was in Australian band The Jezabels who have had global success – but she is now based in Scotland.

Mary’s voice is gorgeous – with more range than the Himalayas – and ‘Like a Woman Should’ is brillant blast of punky pop attitude laden with melody and swagger. Mary has managed to infuse the attitude and delivery of singers like Sharon Van Etten and Chrissie Hynde while forging her own identity, mixing in a little goth, a little punk and a lot of of bottle:

Of the song, Mary says:

“I wrote this one evening while living in Edinburgh while sipping a red wine in the middle of winter. I’d been on my own for a while as my partner was away and the chorus just came to me. I think of it a little bit as a reflection on the zone where insecurity clashes with romance; or harsh realities meet idealism. Perhaps it’s an expression of my hope that the latter will win in the end.”

It is fantastic music and a harbinger of great things to come. You can get the single here and preorder the much anticipated EP here.