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Aspley singer launches debut album

Aspley musician Hayley Wilson has released her debut album 'Further Than Forever'.
Aspley musician Hayley Wilson has released her debut album 'Further Than Forever'. Renee McKeown

HAYLEY Wilson has brought a little bit of country into Brisbane's northern suburbs with the release of her debut album.

Ms Wilson, 24, of Aspley, wrote or co-wrote all 10 songs on the album Further Than Forever, which was launched recently at Metro Arts in the city.

She described the album as "modern country with a classic sound”.

The first single, Somnus, was released in December on country radio, and the video was picked up by the Country Music Channel on Foxtel.

"It got a really good response,” Ms Wilson said.

"It's been played all over the country with various community and local radio stations as well as the ABC. I've been really happy with it.”

The second single is due for release in mid-April.

Ms Wilson, a former Wavell State High School student, grew up in Mt Isa and started playing guitar when she was 11. Singing lessons followed soon after.

Further Than Forever took about two years to complete and is a collaboration with country musicians Luke O'Shea, Aleyce Simmonds and the late Karl Broadie.

Ms Wilson is planning to tour the east coast and country Queensland by the end of the year or the beginning of 2018.

In the meantime she is enjoying promoting her debut album while juggling teaching singing to primary school aged students, studying a Bachelor of Arts in Business and writing more songs.

"I'm enjoying promoting this album but I have started to write more songs so when I'm ready to do a new album I should have plenty to choose from,” she said.

"I'm thinking of doing things a bit different for the next one; I'm hoping to include more blues or rock influences.”

Further Than Forever is available on iTunes, Google Play or on her website at www.hayleywilsonmusic.com.

Topics:  aleyce simmonds country music channel further than forever hayley wilson karl broadie luke o'shea somnus wavell state high school


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