Portland, Ore. singer-songwriter Haley Heynderickx has unveiled a new video for “No Face” and announced a U.S. summer headlining tour in support of her debut album I Need To Start A Garden, released earlier this year.
“No Face” was inspired by a bar fight Heynderickx witnessed and it stars a mysterious character of the same name from a Studio Ghibli film. In the song, Heynderickx combines beautiful folk-pop vocals reminiscent of Joan Baez with the emotional intimacy and lyrical illustrations of Elliott Smith.
Heynderickx says her new stop-motion video came “from the idea of a [Hayao] Miyazaki character of the film Spirited Away. ‘No Face’ represents a soul in no-man’s-land, the song is an odd ramble written after witnessing a bar fight in Portland based on racial discrimination.”
The video’s director Evan James Atwood says of the inspiration behind the video concept:
Haley and I wanted a silhouette for simplicity to complement the song. Shooting it surrounded by these plants, the palo santo, and the energy, it came together naturally in one take. We both loved how we tapped into the heart of the song itself — capturing the emotion so strongly.
Heynderickx’s newly announced tour follows a run of dates with Nap Eyes in the U.K. and Ireland, an appearance at the Strawberry Music Festival in Shanghai and Beijing, and supporting dates with Ani DiFranco. Heynderickx will have her full band on the road with her for the first time since this year’s SXSW festival.
Watch the new video for “No Face” and watch Heynderickx’s recent Paste Studio session below. Check out her upcoming tour dates further down.
Haley Heynderickx Tour Dates:
30 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot & Saddle
01-02 – Nelsonville, Ohio @ Nelsonville Music Festival
03 – Charleston, W.V. @ Mountain Stage
05 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ Power Center *
06 – Bloomington, Ind. @ Castle Theater *
08 – Eau Claire, Wis. @ State Theatre *
09 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant *
10 – Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom *
12 – Jersey City, N.J. @ White Eagle Music Hall *
14 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre *
15 – Portsmouth, N.H. @ Prescott Park Arts Festival *
16 – Exeter, N.H. @ Word Barn
17 – Great Barrington, Mass. @ The Mahaiwe Theatre *
18 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Sinclair
19 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9
20 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
22 – Charlottesville, Va. @ The Southern
23 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The High Watt
26 – Austin, Texas @ Cactus Café
27 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
29 – Decatur, Ga. @ Eddie’s Attic
10 – Louisville, Ky. @ Headliners Music Hall
11 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Monocle
12 – Chicago, Ill. @ Martyrs’
14-15 – Guelph, Ontario @ Hillside Folk Festival
03-05 – Happy Valley, Ore. @ Pickathon