Say Hello to Goodbye (EP)

Say Hello to Goodbye is the first extended play and debut release on a record label by Canadian singer-songwriter Alee. It was released through Wax Records on July 10, 2015.[2] The EP has spawned four singles, including "Moonshine", which was Alee's first Top-20 hit on the Billboard Canada Country airplay chart.

Say Hello to Goodbye
Alee - Say Hello to Goodbye (EP cover).jpg
EP by
ReleasedJuly 10, 2015 (2015-07-10)
RecordedNashville, TN and Toronto, ON[1]
Genre
Length20:26
LabelWax
Producer
  • Dave Thomson
  • Jeff Dalziel
Alee chronology
This Road Goes Everywhere
(2013)
Say Hello to Goodbye
(2015)
Bad Habit
(2017)
Singles from Say Hello to Goodbye
  1. "Only the Strong Survive"
    Released: October 14, 2014
  2. "Moonshine"
    Released: April 21, 2015
  3. "Say Hello to Goodbye"
    Released: October 21, 2015
  4. "Are You Alone"
    Released: August 1, 2016

PromotionEdit

Alee embarked upon a promotional radio tour in support of "Moonshine" in the spring of 2015 and followed that with a tour of summer festivals to support the EP in the summer of 2015, kicking off on Canada Day (July 1), 2015 in St. Albert, Alberta.[3]

SinglesEdit

The EP's lead single, "Only the Strong Survive", was released October 14, 2014.[4] It failed to enter the all-genre Billboard Canadian Hot 100, but peaked at number 32 on the magazine's Canada Country airplay chart.

"Moonshine", co-written by labelmate Alyssa Reid, was released April 21, 2015 as the EP's second official single.[5] It has been cited as a standout track by critics. The song has reached a peak position of 20 on the Canada Country chart, a career-high peak.

"Say Hello to Goodbye" was released October 21, 2015 as the EP's third radio single.[6] It failed to enter the country airplay chart.

A fourth single, "Are You Alone", was released to radio August 1, 2016.[7]

Critical receptionEdit

Kyle Mullin of Exclaim! rated the EP 7/10, comparing it favorably to Taylor Swift's earlier, country-inspired work. "Fans of the genre... will surely adore it," writes Mullin, "but crucially, there's something here for outsiders, too, as Alee's true talents lie not only in her ability to conform to Nashville norms, but in the way she subtly adds her own spin."[8]

Taryn McElheran of Confront Magazine was also positive in her 4 stars out of 5 review. She praised the collection's combination of "typical country love/heartbreak songs" and more upbeat material, and wrote that it is "really hard not to enjoy her smooth, twangy tunes."[9]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Fall Too Fast"
Dave Thomson3:18
2."Say Hello to Goodbye"
  • Adamoski
  • Dakota Jay
  • William King
Thomson2:55
3."Happily Ever After (After You)"
  • Adamoski
  • Jamie Appleby
  • Nathan Ferraro
Thomson3:25
4."Moonshine"
Jeff Dalziel3:54
5."Are You Alone"
  • Adamoski
  • Jay
  • King
Dalziel3:45
6."Only the Strong Survive"
  • Adamoski
  • Emma Lee
  • Karen Kosowski
Dalziel3:09
Total length:20:26

Chart performanceEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak positions
CAN Country
[10]
2014 "Only the Strong Survive" 32
2015 "Moonshine" 20
"Say Hello to Goodbye"
2016 "Are You Alone"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Melanson, Jenna (June 21, 2015). "Interview - Alee". Canadian Beats. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Say Hello to Goodbye - Alee | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Longley, Greg (May 30, 2015). "Rising country artist Alee is set to release her debut EP, SAY HELLO TO GOODBYE". eBitz News. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Only the Strong Survive - Single by Alee". iTunes Store (Canada). Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Moonshine - Single by Alee". iTunes Store (Canada). Apple Inc. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  6. ^ ""Say Hello to Goodbye" out NOW". Wax Records. October 21, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  7. ^ Alee (July 29, 2016). "Alee - Timeline" (photo). Facebook. Retrieved November 6, 2016. ."Are You Alone" hits radio next week! You can start requesting on your local station.
  8. ^ Mullin, Kyle (July 10, 2015). "Alee Say Hello To Goodbye". Exclaim!. Exclaim! Media Inc. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  9. ^ McElheran, Taryn (July 13, 2015). "COUNTRY: Hello To Goodbye by Alee". Confront Magazine. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Alee – Chart history (Canada Country)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 6, 2016.