Haley Heynderickx is a Filipino-American songwriter who is set to release her debut album I Need To Start A Garden at the end of March. Just from that album title alone you get a sense of the forces at play in Heynderickx's psyche, and therefore are translated into her soft, subtle and explorative folk-ish music.

Following on from the infectious single 'Oom Sha La La' and the stark 'Untitled God Song' comes the 8-minute 'Worth It'. Upon hearing it, comparisons will abound with the delicate touch of Julie Byrne, but as the song gradually stirs up a little storm it shifts into Angel Olsen territory. Moreover, this is Haley Heynderickx stepping up to show that she should be considered in amongst that revered group of folk singers. As the song creeps along, we start by following Heynderickx down into her own personal insecurities about her life, she considers herself curiously, asking herself if she's 'Worth It'. As her convictions start to manifest, the song builds steam to match, only for it to beautifully lapse back again into overthinking things, before rebuilding once more around her rediscovered self-worth.

Heynderickx says the song was written when she was "living in a house with six women at the time and attempting to pursue music as more than a bedroom act. In this, I was struggling to find confidence and purpose in it. Writing “Worth it” was a cathartic release at the time, just allowing myself to take up space and make as much noise as I could in our basement without driving my roommates too crazy. After several weeks, this song got carved out. It has been through a lot and it means something new to me each time I hear it. (Unfortunately, not a Missy Elliot cover.)"

Listen to 'Worth It' below.

Haley Heynderickx's debut album I Need To Start A Garden comes out through Mama Bird Recording Co., and can be pre-ordered here. Follow Heynderickx on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.