Hello (Hedley album)

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Hello
Hello by Hedley.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 6, 2015
Recorded2014–15
StudioLos Angeles, CA; Toronto, ON
GenrePop rock, electropop[1]
Length40:23 (standard)
50:27 (deluxe)
LabelUniversal Music Canada
Producer
Hedley chronology
Wild Life
(2013)
Hello
(2015)
Cageless
(2017)
Singles from Hello
  1. "Lost in Translation"
    Released: September 8, 2015
  2. "Hello"
    Released: October 9, 2015
  3. "Lose Control"
    Released: March 4, 2016
  4. "Can't Slow Down"
    Released: August 25, 2016

Hello is the sixth studio album recorded by Canadian pop rock band Hedley. It was released via Universal Music Canada on November 6, 2015.[2] It debuted atop the Billboard Canadian Albums Chart, becoming the group's first chart-topper, and has since spawned two top-40 singles, "Hello" and "Lose Control".

Composition and release[edit]

Lead singer Jacob Hoggard is credited as a writer, producer, and creative director for the album.[2] Other producers include Brian Howes and Jason Van Poederooyen.[2] Canadian songwriter Ryan Stewart, known for his work with Carly Rae Jepsen and Suzie McNeil, also co-wrote five tracks on the album.[3]

The album became available for pre-order on iTunes on September 8, 2015 in conjunction with the digital release of "Lost in Translation".[4] Hello was released in digital and physical formats, in both a standard and deluxe edition, and was also available as a vinyl box set.[2] All versions were scheduled for release in Canada on November 6, 2015 via Universal Music Canada. The album was released in the US through Capitol Records on November 6, 2015.

Singles[edit]

"Lost in Translation" was released on September 8, 2015 as the lead single off the album.[4] The song failed to enter the Billboard Canadian Hot 100, becoming their first single to miss the chart since it was established in 2007. It has, however, impacted the Canada CHR/Top 40 and Canada Hot AC airplay charts monitored by Billboard through Nielsen BDS Radio.

The title track, "Hello", was released October 9, 2015 as the second official single.[5] It was promoted to Canadian adult contemporary radio in lieu of "Lost in Translation" as the lead single for that format.

"Lose Control" was serviced to Canadian radio on March 4, 2016 as the album's third official single.[6]

"Can't Slow Down" was released to iTunes on October 2, 2015 as the first promotional single off the album.[7] An official audio visualizer was uploaded to the band's Vevo account on the same day.[8] In August 2016 it was serviced to radio as the record's fourth official single.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Hello – Standard edition[10]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Lost in Translation"Jacob Hoggard, Jarett Holmes, Alleson SheldanBrian Howes, Hoggard, Jason "JVP" Van Poederooyen, Jarett Holmes[a]2:48
2."Hello"Hoggard, Howes, PoederooyenHoggard, Howes, Poederooyen4:11
3."Quit"Hoggard, Howes, PoederooyenHoggard, Howes, Poederooyen3:30
4."Can't Slow Down"Hoggard, Holmes, HowesHoggard, Howes, Poederooyen, Holmes[a]3:36
5."Very First Time"Hoggard, Ryan StewartHoggard, Howes, Poederooyen3:46
6."I Will"Hoggard, StewartHoggard, Howes, Poederooyen3:51
7."Man Killer"Hoggard, Jon Levine, Anjulie PersaudHoggard, Levine3:37
8."Lose Control"Hoggard, Holmes, Howes, PoederooyenHoggard, Howes, Poederooyen3:46
9."Alive"Hoggard, StewartHoggard, Nolan Sipe3:59
10."Back To Basics"Hoggard, Sipe, StewartHoggard, Sipe3:35
11."The Knife"Hoggard, Holmes, SheldanHoggard, Howes, Poederooyen3:44
Total length:40:23
Hello – Deluxe edition (bonus tracks)[11]
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."Sympathy"Hoggard, Matt Squire, Steve Tippeconnic3:04
13."Kids"Hoggard, Holmes, Howes3:24
14."Fighting Chance"Hoggard, Sipe, Stewart3:36
Total length:50:27
Notes

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Hello album liner notes.[12]

Performance credits
Production

Charts and certifications[edit]

Album[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
CAN
[15]
CAN
AC

[16]
CAN
CHR

[17]
CAN
Hot AC

[18]
2015 "Lost in Translation" 31 47
"Hello" 20 9 8 2
2016 "Lose Control" 37 21 10 7
"Can't Slow Down" 43 11 11 8
"—" denotes a release that failed to chart or was not released to that format.

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Gold 40,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Story of a shattered life: A single childhood incident pushed Dawn Crey into a downward spiral | Vancouver Sun". 2001-11-24.
  2. ^ a b c d "Hedley Release Sixth Studio Album 'Hello' November 6". Universal Music Canada. September 8, 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ "5 SONGS ON THE NEW HEDLEY ALBUM". Ryan Stewart. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  4. ^ a b McElheran, Taryn (September 8, 2015). "LISTEN: Hedley Releases New Single and Announce New Album". Confront Magazine. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Hello - Hedley | Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Hedley (March 4, 2016). "Hedley - Friends! #LoseControl is at radio now! Can we get a hell..." Facebook. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  7. ^ National Post Staff (October 1, 2015). "PREMIERE: Hedley's 'most personal' song, "Can't Slow Down"". National Post. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  8. ^ HedleyVEVO. "Hedley - Can't Slow Down (Audio)". YouTube. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  9. ^ Hedley (August 25, 2016). "Hedley on Facebook" (video). Facebook. Retrieved 27 August 2016. Guess what?! #CantSlowDown is on the radio now
  10. ^ "Hello by Hedley". iTunes Store (Canada). Apple Inc. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Hello (Deluxe) by Hedley". iTunes Store (Canada). Apple Inc. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  12. ^ Hello (booklet). Hedley. Universal Music Canada Inc. 2015. B0165YB8SM. |access-date= requires |url= (help)CS1 maint: others (link)
  13. ^ "Hedley Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  14. ^ "Top Canadian Albums - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  15. ^ "Hedley - Chart history (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  16. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canada AC for Hedley. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  17. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canada CHR/Top 40 for Hedley. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  18. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Canada Hot AC for Hedley. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  19. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Hedley – Hello". Music Canada.