2018 is turning out to be a pretty big year for Portland’s Hayley Heynderickx. She released her debut LP, I Need to Start a Garden, in March and joined Slingshot, NPR Music’s emerging artist series, shortly after. Despite the recent attention, Heynderickx’s new album stays true to the deeply introspective songwriting she honed for years in Portland’s open mic and coffee shop scene. Just listen to Haley sing about her insecurities over an infectious doo-wop tinged chorus in “Oom Sha La La” and you’ll get the picture. Hayley and her band performed that song and talked to KUTX host Jay Trachtenberg about how hard it is to write on the road. Get the session in the player below and follow Haley Heynderickx online with the links below.