Shaina Hayes Details 'Kindergarten Heart,' Maps Out Quebec Tour

Watch a video for lead single "New Favourite"

BY Nika Petrosian Published Nov 15, 2023

Quebec singer-songwriter Shaina Hayes has announced her sophomore album, Kindergarten Heart, her first release with Montreal record label Bonsound, arriving on February 23, 2024. Along with the announcement, Hayes has also shared the first single from the album, "New Favourite."

Hayes partnered with zouz's Francis Ledoux and David Marchand to produce the record, which follows her independently released 2022 debut to coax a waltz. Together, the trio worked together to explore "elements of nostalgia, wonder and lightheartedness" and "rekindle childlike wonder," according to a press release.

The press release also stated, "In its final form, the album is about the act of looking back, either through an active lens to inform the current moment, or through a more passive lens, as a means of honouring these memories and the people they contain."

Lead single "New Favourite" is grounded and sweet, with a lush and building chorus. Listen to the first preview of Kindergarten Heart below, where you can also find Hayes's 2024 tour schedule that includes multiple stops in Quebec. 

Shaina Hayes 2024 Tour Dates:

03/16 Gatineau, QC - La Basoche
03/22 Maskinongé, QC - Magasin Général Lebrun
03/23 Brossard, QC - Le Club Dix30
03/29 Drummondville, QC - Espace Mandeville
03/30 Quebec City, QC - Théâtre Petit Champlain
04/04 Montreal, QC - Le Ministère (album launch show)
04/19 Levis, QC - Vieux Bureau de Poste
04/20 St-Hyacinthe, QC - Le Zaricot
05/03 Ste-Geneviève, QC - Salle Pauline-Julien
05/04 Longueuil, QC - Cabaret Jean-Louis Millette
05/16 Trois-Rivières, QC - Salle Louis-Philippe Poisson

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