Queer Music News: Hayla’s “I’m Free” based on boyfriend cheating with a man

Posted on 19 Mar 2012 at 11:01am

Dance artist Hayla may have the gayest background ever — perhaps a little too gay. Today’s press release is quick to report that she was raised by two lesbian moms and the daughter of a gay hairstylist. Now, she says her new single, “I’m Free,” was inspired after finding her steady beau of seven years in bed with a guy. Talk about a seven-year itch.

Read her insightful press release and listen to the radio edit mix of “I’m Free” after the jump.

Hayla is breaking barriers few new recording artists are able to penetrate. The international singer-songwriter and percussionist with lush vocals is enjoying Billboard charting success with her new single “I’m Free.” Hayla divulges that “I’m Free” was written after she shockingly discovered her boyfriend of 7 years in bed with another man. Born into a musical family, Hayla was raised by two lesbian moms and is the daughter of a gay hairstylist. Experiencing the wrath of prejudice during her youth, Hayla is all about love and compassion today. She believes that everyone should be free to express themselves with honesty.

“I wrote ‘I’m Free’ because I surprisingly found my boyfriend of 7 years cheating on me with another man,” explains Hayla. “But guess what? I didn’t freak out at all. Everything was cool because a person needs to be true to himself first. I was just so amazed that I didn’t figure it out sooner! [Laughs] We were both set free to find our true selves.”

Hayla moves into the #23* spot this week on the Billboard Dance chart with “I’m Free.” The single is gaining at radio and is currently in rotation on BPM on SiriusXM, MusicChoice, FusionRadio.fm, iheartradio, and mansy top dance and mixshow stations.

Combining sultry lyrics and hypnotic melodies, Hayla has teamed up with some of the leading names in dance music to propel the “I’m Free” single into the ears and hearts of millions internationally.

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