Hayley Thompson-King to release sophomore LP ‘Sororicide’ on October 2nd

Hayley Thompson-King announced her forthcoming new album, Sororicide, right before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but like many other artists, she has been forced to shift the release date to October 2, 2020. Produced by Sean Slade (Radiohead, Hole, Dinosaur Jr.), the album is available for pre-order at Bandcamp starting today, and Thompson-King has shared a new single, “All The Boys Love You.” Boston-based digital music magazine Vanyaland says, “An artist reckoning with a creative inner voice described as ‘so deafening that she comes to believe it is that of a parasitic twin she absorbed while in utero.’ ‘All The Boys Love You’ extends that inner dialogue, taunting a piece of the artist’s psyche through an otherwise soaring alt-country jangle-fest.”

Of the song and album, Thompson-King offers, “This album is about the tension between love and shame of who we are at our core. It’s inspired by a performance piece called ‘Die sieben Todsünden’ by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. In this song, this person turns on an aspect of herself (represented by the parasitic twin). I hate that term ‘sellout’ because I think it gets used to shame people for success – but in this case, I mean something took over that caused her to abandon bravery, which we all do at times. In this song, she is talking about/to an aspect of herself.”