Nominated for: NZ On Air Best Pacific Music Video
Meet HALES, 21, the young musical sensation making waves with his soulful Alternative Pop/R&B sound. Growing up in South Auckland, New Zealand, HALES discovered his passion for music at a young age. Influenced by the soulful sounds of Lucky Daye and the introspective songwriting of Dijon, he embarked on a musical journey to create a sound that resonates with listeners and audiences from around the world. HALES crafts heartfelt lyrics that explore themes of love, self-reflection, and personal growth. Blending elements of soul, R&B, and contemporary pop, his compositions create a sonic tapestry that immerses listeners in a world of emotion. Beyond the music, HALES uses his platform to inspire and uplift others. He shares his personal experiences to create a sense of connection and encourages listeners to embrace their true selves. Having recently returned from Los Angeles, HALES is poised to make a significant impact on the music industry in the near, foreseeable future.