HALA: "SORRY" + TOUR DATES
Since the release of his album Spoonfed in 2016, singer-songwriter Ian Ruhala (better known as HALA) has debuted a single here and there, but nothing has stood out quite like his most recent tracks “Sorry” and “More Than Anything.”
HALA’s debut album was a tribute to understanding love while still rather young and naive and appreciating newly found freedom. However, these new singles show genuine growth, both instrumentally and lyrically, therefore showing a growth as both a musician and a person.
On “Sorry,” the Michigan native croons over a high energy rock beat about the troubles of changing and dealing with said development. The guitar bounces as HALA figures himself out, going so far as to pen an apology in the chorus: “I know, I know/We're not the same/But, tell my mother that I'm sorry for the blame/For what I did this year.”
The B-side, “More Than Anything,” provides a grown up variation of the more lo-fi love songs that adorned Spoonfed. On this track, HALA sings about wanting stability in love and life, a theme that makes itself clear in the lines “you're making me nervous right now/And all I'm asking/Is for some certainty/That this here's the way/It's supposed to be.”
It's clear that HALA has simply done it again in making songs that are deserving of both dancing and introspective thought.
SEE IF HALA IS COMING TO YOUR TOWN!
6/28 Bloomington, IN – Bishop Bar
6/29 Nashville, TN – Two Boots
6/30 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
7/1 St. Petersburg, FL - The Bends
7/2 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
7/3 Miami, FL – Las Rosas
7/6 Richmond, VA – Gallery5
7/7 Fredericksburg, VA – Libertytown Arts (early show)
7/7 Washington, DC – Electric Maid
7/8 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
7/9 New York, NY – Trans Pecos
7/10 Boston, MA – O’Brien’s
7/12 Plattsburgh, PA – House Skellington
7/13 Toronto, ON – The Baby G
7/14 Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s Locker Room