Singer,Songwriter,Actor,Visual Artist,Author,Scriptwriter, Surfer and Surf Instructor
Hailee Araya, was born and raised in Sweden to Ethiopian parents.
As a child, Haile recorded her first Demo when she was 12 and since then, there has been no turning back
Hailee released her single ”Rid You Of My Love” in 2011 followed by “Diaspora Blues” in 2012 which describes the love and longing each African in the Diaspora feels for our beloved home continent of Africa
Her EP “love sunshine and cocktails” is also now available on itunes. Hailee has had the privilege to work with reggae musics greats such as Norris Webb of the legendary”Third World”,Paul Kastick of “Big Mountain” and drummer to the legendary Miss Diana King,
After a long break from her music Hailee is now working on her next Album set to be released in 2021.
Hailee Araya is an alumni of the “Academy of Dramatic Arts” in Los Angeles and has so far a short film”Pillow Talk”and a lead role in Fox Broadcastings “Dollplay” as the character Hazel in her resume and is currently working on other projects.
She has written 5 scripts and is also currently working on her first Novel.
Hailee is also a visual artist and has had her art displayed in art exhibitions in New York. and hopes to be able to display in art shows in Europe and Africa soon.
As a very physically active individual Hailee is also trained in martial arts such as Taekwondo and Karate
Surfing is her greatest passion in her freetime which later on in her life also developed into a profession and so she currently works as a surfing instructor
Hailee has been featured on various blogs and websites since the release of her single. With all the positive feedback she has received, Hailee is now gearing up for a her next Album. Hailee musical tastes range covers almost every genre. She listens to Zeritu Kebede to Tessanne Chin, Tami Chin, Sade, Bob Marley, Slash, Michael Jackson, Etana, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Al Green,Vybz Kartel, Buju Banton, Demarco, Lauryn Hill, Jay Z, Tupac and many more. Her single ”Rid You of my Love” was written during a time when ”I had to make myself understand that it didnt matter how much I loved him or what he had said before, he didnt love me or even like me that much…at least not anymore. I should have understood that. The more he rejected me, the more I craved his love and I had to fight the instinct to protect myself in a lie again….or make excuses for him that would allow me to let HIM disrespect my feelings. It’s a song about acceptance. that…its time to cut your losses and run”.
Her single ”Diaspora Blues” is dedicated to her beloved Uncle Yared Haile who passed away the same year.