Today, here at Countrytown, we are excited to premiere the music video for Just Gonna Party from award-winning country artist and entertainer, Hayley Jensen.
Just Gonna Party is an upbeat, refreshing song that somehow manages to address the current worries of the world with a positive spin. The track was co-written with award-winning Canadian songwriters Troy Kokol and Chris O’Neil and produced by Troy at Reluctant Cowboy Records.
Hayley says, “These days, you only need to turn on the TV or read the news headlines for it to feel like the world has gone completely mad. Global pandemics, natural disasters, political and social unrest… you name it, we’re experiencing it, and the truth is, it can really start to get you down! We’ve all dreamed of being able to just ‘switch it off’ and get back to our ‘normal lives’… to music festivals, dancing, singing, enjoying fun times with friends and family without restrictions… to saying, ‘We’re just gonna party’! Turn it on & turn it up! Let’s escape this crazy world together!”
The music video was produced and scripted by Hayley, and features animation by former Hanna-Barbera animator, Reggie Entienza, who famously worked on cartoons such as Scooby Doo, The Jetsons, and The Flintstones.
Just Gonna Party is the third single to be lifted from Hayley’s forthcoming fourth album (due for release later this year), which will also feature Breakin’ Hearts, which debuted at #1 on iTunes, and the power pop-country bop Fireworks – our chosen Song of the Day on January 13.
Hayley has spent the best part of two decades honing her craft and collaborating with the best in the business from across the globe. She became a household name after becoming a finalist on Australian Idol, and later The Voice in 2014, where she was described as ‘the whole package’ by coach Kylie Minogue.
After self-releasing her first #1 iTunes Country album ‘Past Tense & Present Peace in 2007, Hayley released her ARIA #3 Australian Country Album, Turning Up The Dial in 2018. The record was the 3rd highest selling Australian Country Album according to ARIA, and the 2nd highest selling digital album on iTunes Country charts. The same year, Hayley was invited to the UK to perform at Buckle & Boots Country Festival and was a finalist in the 2018 CMC Awards. She has also won an Australian Independent Country Music Award.
She toured Canada in 2019, performing at Calgary Stampede, Alberta, and Dauphin’s CountryFest, Manitoba – the only Australian artist on both official line ups. In February 2020, Hayley released a stunning version of Sarah McLachlan’s classic, Angel as a duet with legendary Australian country artist Beccy Cole, which hit #1 on iTunes Country charts and Australian Country Radio. This was a special side project for Hayley as it was a fan favourite song that she performed on Idol 15 years before, chosen by her late father.
Watch the ‘out of this world’ video below!
Keep up to date with everything Hayley Jensen and follow her on Facebook here.
For more premieres on CountryTown, check out here.