Your new favorite indie artist...
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Hayley Lewis (Corzine), first started writing songs on the ukulele and piano at the age of 15 and has blossomed into a full-time performer.
Drawing Influences from such artists as Orla Gartland, dodie, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, LEON, Hayley Williams, and other powerful female vocalists, Corzine's style could be described as indie rock.
In her debut EP, And There It Is, Hayley draws inspiration from her life experiences, ranging from youthful romance, struggles with anxiety and trying to let go of a past that won't let go of you.
Corzine's first EP is a deeply personal and well-rounded representation of her range as an artist, and is a promising Indicator of just how far she can go.
WHERE DID "CORZINE" COME FROM?
If you're wondering, as many do, about the origin of the name Corzine, how to pronounce it, etc. you're in the right place. First off, though kôrzīn is the correct pronunciation, kôrzēn is also fine ... honestly I'd rather you focus on the music than worry about how to pronounce my artist name :)
Corzine is a family name. I chose this name, in part, to honor my family, and specifically my grandmother.
My grandma was an artist whose iconic sunflower paintings covered the walls of my house and hers. I painted the sunflowers on this page in the style of her watercolor paintings.
I experienced tremendous loss on my mother's side of the family while I was studying psychology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. We lost my grandpa in the spring of 2016, my uncle in the spring of 2017, and most recently, my grandmother in the spring of 2018.
This EP is largely dedicated to these people. They shaped my life in ways I cannot express. They always encouraged and supported my creative side, while also fostering my commitment to education, and I'm absolutely elated to honor them with my first EP, And There It Is.