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The Hails announce "What's Your Motive"


The Hails
Photo by Luke Rogers

The Hails announced the expanded version of their debut album, "What’s Your Motive" (Deluxe), with the release of their official live video for “Stay.” Originally released in September of 2023, the band’s album is an orbit of grief and reconciliation over growing pains, both individually and with each other. Further waxing their penchant for well-polished experimentation and all-consuming storytelling the deluxe album features two new tracks, fan-favorite “Stay,” and a remix of “Fiona” with Magic City Hippies. What’s Your Motive (Deluxe) will be released on February 1 — pre-order.


Bridging What’s Your Motive to its deluxe version, The Hails gathered at Fraser Studios in New York to film a live session of their most streamed song to date, “Stay.” A staple of the band’s catalog since formation, it felt right to include this beloved track on the deluxe, a capstone on an era for the group. The live session directed by Steph Rinzler of Prophet Media, captures the ever-evolving warmth that “Stay” has found as fans have latched onto it over the years.





The Hails are hopping on a handful of tour dates supporting Juice. And then at the top of February, the second leg of the band’s headline What’s Your Motive Tour kicks off — seeing The Hails supported by California garage rock band Foxtide and Georgia indie-pop outfit Hotel Fiction. Most recently announced, The Hails will team up with their longtime friends in flipturn for a couple Florida shows in April, and then make their Governors Ball debut in June.



The Hails What's Your Motive Tour Dates


Only out in the world for a few months, "What’s Your Motive" has almost 2.5 million global streams, charted on the NACC Top 200 and received support from Spotify on late night vibes, Fresh Finds Class of 2023, Fresh Finds Indie best of 2023 and All New Indie, as well as New in Alternative on Apple Music. November 2023 saw the band break half a million monthly listeners on Spotify thanks to their debut album.

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