Hunter Hayes is one of the fastest rising stars in country music, and rightfully so, because this 22-year-old is the real deal.
The “Invisible” singer stormed onto the Billboard charts this week at #3, earning him his best debut yet.
Hunter’s sophomore album, Storyline, chronicles the highs and lows of the singer’s life since he released his first album back in 2011, making this the next chapter in Hayes’ story.
Hayes spent a year and a half working on this record, which, over time, took many different directions both lyrically and musically. But there was always one goal in mind: keep the album emotional.
With songs about love (“Still Fallin”), heartbreak (“You Think You Know Somebody) and feeling insecure (“Invisible”), Hayes achieves that, giving Hayniacs a glimpse into his personal life — something he rarely talks about.
“It’s a lot more vulnerable and sort of uncomfortable in ways at times just because it’s new,” Hunter said. “When it comes to talking about personal life, I don’t, because there’s a lot said in these songs. Heaven forbid these people get talked about the wrong way… it’s in the song, the songs are the stories. They are as real as it gets and I’m OK with that. That’s why I write music and then hopefully someone else can relate to that. When you pour out all of your soul, you don’t hold anything back, it’s real, and I prefer that.”