HIRIE Pushes Boundaries with New Album ‘Dreamer’ (Out 9/13)

Eclectic tropical-pop band HIRIE, plans to take listeners on their most collaborative and emotionally vigorous journey yet with the release of their third album Dreamer (Megaforce Records; release date September 13, 2019). “This album is about raw honesty. I feel like I was braver with exploring my emotional state and how that swings back and forth—allowing myself to be brutally honest,” explains frontwoman/vocalist Trish Jetton. Dreamer, is a sonic journey baselined by island beats, that celebrates the bold, joyful, and even messy impulses that drive the female experience.

Dreamer was the first true songwriting collaboration for Trish; she penned the majority of the tracks with The Drive—a.k.a. songwriters Mark Merthe and Nate Evans. “This was my first time writing with professional top liners and it was truly an incredible feat. I was trying to attract different genres even though the basis of this album is reggae.” The writing took about two years, but the recording – which was done at a live-in studio called Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas with producer Danny Kalb (Ben Harper, Beck) – took less than two weeks. “Danny Kalb is a genius of a producer. We’ve worked on two albums together. He’s always open to hearing my ideas and is also a great decision maker when there are too many great ideas on the table.”