Meet Hayley Orrantia

By Felix Casado –

This young and amazing actress is crossing over to the music side and she doesn’t disappoint. Between her crazy schedule playing Erica Goldberg on the ABC hit comedy show “The Goldbergs”, she finds time to hit the studio and make some country music magic.  Her single “Love Sick” is on iTunes and it’s a must get on your playlist.

 

EC

Who’s Hayley Orrantia as a musician and person?

Hayley

I’m going to be honest… I’m quite a hot mess. I grew up in Dallas, Texas and I’ve always loved music. Acting just fell in my lap after that. But, I love hanging out with my friends and spending time with my parents.

 

EC

What were your musical influences?

Hayley

I grew up listening to Brian McKnight, Whitney Houston and very soulful singers, so I tried to do what they were doing. But, when I realized how much I love singing and it becoming a possible career, I started song writing. Another big part of my influences are my life experiences. I love to express myself when writing and let people know how I felt in that moment.

 

EC

How hectic is it going from acting on set, to sitting in a studio and writing songs?

Hayley

I have a hectic schedule, so it’s hard to balance music and acting. I love to work on “The Goldbergs” and would love to be on it for a long time, but I try my best on my off time to travel to Nashville and get some studio/writing time. Even when I’m in my trailer and I have a moment to relax, I’ll start writing. It’s very important for me to start putting out more original music.

 

EC

On you’re down time, when you’re not working on music or acting, what do you do?

Hayley

Whenever I’m not working I’ll spend time with my friends. My social life is very important to me.  I love spending time and making memories. I also love going around California, since I’ve only been here for 2 years. It’s fun to just hang out and explore new places!

 

EC

What inspired you to write your first single “ Love sick”?

Hayley

Well, I experienced a heartbreak. I had a relationship with this boy that wasn’t good for me. I stayed around because every girl thinks we can change them, which is not the case. And this relationship inspired me to write this song.

 

EC

What makes your music so different?

Hayley

I think because my background is Soul/R&B and I love doing those riffs in a song. I think that’s what sets me apart from all the other country artists. I also love to be part of the writing aspect. I want every song to be personal and meaningful. So, when you listen to one of my songs, you can feel what I felt or am feeling.

 

EC

If you had a slogan that could describe your music, what would that slogan be?

Hayley

Honesty! It’s something that’s very important to me and I feel like it allows me to connect with other people. I’m very honest about where my life is and what I’m going through. You can relate with the music I put out because it’s honest. Honesty is what keeps me going everyday.

 

So, what did I take away from this interview with this multi-talented performer? Between acting and music, Hayley is all around incredible. Making time for both worlds, professional and personal, she makes it seem so easy. Be sure to check out all her songs on iTunes and don’t miss “The Goldbergs” on ABC. Let’s show this amazingly talented actress/song writer/singer your support!!

iTunes: Download “Love Sick” today!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hayleyorrantia

About Felix Casado

Music is what Felix lives for. He loves to DJ, produce and review music. Felix has also served as a reporter for Clear Channel Communications, working in various venues such as Sirius/XM Radio.