Sydney-hailing musician Hayley Marshall makes a strong debut with electro-pop single “Mania,” with an infectious pop-punk soundscape brimming with edgy guitars and her melodic yet bold vocal lines. An intimate track delving into the uncontrollable highs brought on by having bipolar disorder, Marshall manages to strike an intricate balance between sharing her vulnerabilities and an uplifting musicality.
A catchy number rooted in Marshall’s endeavour of creating awareness for mental health without letting herself or anyone else wallow in the struggles it might bring, “Mania” is anthemic yet emotive, with a relatable foundation despite being pulled from a deeply personal experience.
Encapsulating queerness, mental health and the general human urge to overthink, Marshall has been performing since the age of six and writing her own music since she was 13. Perfectly weaving tales from her life into her addictive pop productions, Hayley Marshall sets herself up as a friend we can turn to in good times and bad.