Eclectic tropical-pop band HIRIE, plans to take listeners on their most collaborative and emotionally vigorous journey yet with the release of their third album Dreamer ( Megaforce Records ; release date September 13, 2019 ). “This album is about raw honesty. I feel like I was braver with exploring my emotional state and how that swings back and forth—allowing myself to be brutally honest,” explains frontwoman/vocalist Trish Jetton. Dreamer, is a sonic journey baselined by island beats, that celebrates the bold, joyful, and even messy impulses that drive the female experience. Dreamer was the first true songwriting collaboration for Trish; she penned the majority of the tracks with The Drive —a.k.a. songwriters Mark Merthe and Nate Evans . “This was my first time writing with professional top liners and it was truly an incredible feat. I was trying to attract different genres even though the basis of this album is reggae.” The writing took about two years, but the recording – which was done at a live-in studio called Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas with producer Danny Kalb ( Ben Harper , Beck ) – took less than two weeks. “Danny Kalb is a genius of a producer. We’ve worked on two albums together. He’s always open to hearing my ideas and is also a great decision maker when there are too many great ideas on the table.”

When creating the album, Trish was gifted a copy of Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, the book explores feminine instinct and power while celebrating “that wild woman archetype.” The book had a remarkable impact on Trish and led her to writing the breezy free-spirited anthem “Stay Wild,” which in contrast was one of the more difficult tracks to write as she wanted this song to encompass the others: a song about allowing your emotions to dictate your next move. “If you need to wallow, wallow. If you’re in the mood to be a firecracker, then explode.” In contradiction, the supercool groovy “ Put It Down ” (featuring Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 ) was a track that fell together very seamlessly if coincidentally . “I met Chali 2na very randomly in Mexico, and he laid down a verse.” For all of Dreamer ’s straight-talking tales, there is an effortlessness that underlies the album. The lilting ballad “ Frida Kahlo ,” for instance, came together like an act of fate. “I was singing, ‘Free to fly, free to fall, free to nothing at all.’ And Chris said, ‘Free to fly, free to fall, Frida Kahlo!’ It was instant: That’s it!“ Meanwhile, for “ G’wan Boy ,” a flirty ska dance track, “We practically puked that out,” she says, laughing. “We didn’t redo anything. Even when we did the production, we didn’t even touch it. It was that easy.” The chilled-out Mexi-Cali reggae “ I’m Messed Up ,” is about how enabling social media can be in making people pretend to be something they’re not, while the ruminating mid-tempo “ Better As Is ” and the soulful “ Stay With Me ” ride the ups and downs—the acceptable imperfections— of her relationships. For her, life has never been easy, but it’s always remained an adventure.

Trish, who mostly resides in San Diego, has lived an itinerant existence. With her English father working for the U.N., she was raised the Philippines, Italy, then Hawaii. “We never stayed rooted to one place for long,” she explains. “Hirie” is a nod to that multiculturalism, a mix of “Hawaii” and “irie,” the Jamaican term for one’s state of mind. Furthermore, all of her band members all come from different styles of music, including metal/rock, jazz, jam bands, gospel/R&B, and a variety of musical instruments including accordion and didgeridoo. Hirie is truly a melting pot of culture-influence, “I can’t stress enough how many influences we fly through in one set on stage,” she says.


Summer Tour:

(*) with Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu and Tribal Seeds
(#) with Tribal Seeds and Matisyahu
(%) with Matisyahu
($) with Matisyahu, Steel Pulse, Third World and more…
(^) with Slightly Stoopid, Collie Buddz, Xavier Rudd and more…
(@) with Pato Banton, I Conscious and Kill Babylon Coalition
(&) with 311, Slightly Stoopid, Dirty Heads and more…

Jul 11 – Bonner, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater (*)
Jul 12 – Boise, ID @ Outlaw Field @ the Idaho Botanical (*)
Jul 13 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater (*)
Jul 14 – Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park Amphitheatre (*)
Jul 20 – Garrettsville, OH @ Nelson Ledges Quarry Park (*)
Jul 21 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion (*)
Jul 25 – Kansas City, MO @ CrossroadsKC (*)
Jul 26 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory (*)
Jul 27 – New Braunfels, TX @ WhiteWater Amphitheater (*)
Jul 28 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Lawn (*)
Jul 31 –Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre (#)
Aug 1 – Santa Ana, CA @ La Santa (solo show)
Aug 2 – Avila Beach, CA @ Avila Beach Golf Resort (*)
Aug 3 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre (*)
Aug 4 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl (*)
Aug 14 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium (#)
Aug 15 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill (*)
Aug 16 – Albuquerque, NM @ Villa Hispana Pavilion at Expo Nm (*)
Aug 17 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (*)
Aug 18 – Malibu, CA @ Reggae on the Mountain 2019 ($)
Aug 30 – Placerville, CA @ Dry Diggings Music Festival 2019 (*)
Aug 31 – Camp Verde, AZ @ Stargazer Pavilion (@)
Oct 13 – Huntington Beach, CA @ On The Water Fest 2019 (&)

Headline Fall tour:

(*) with RDGDGRN and Kash’d Out
(~) with RDGDGRN and Tunnel Vsion

More dates to be announced

October 18 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock (*)
October 23 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey (*)
October 24 – Stuart, FL @ Terra Fermata (*)
October 25 – Melbourne, FL @ Florida Institute of Tech (*)
October 26 – Jacksonville Beach FL @ Surfer the Bar (*)
October 27 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger (*)
October 29 – Virginia Beach, CA @ Elevation 27 (*)
October 30 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage (*)
November 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (*)
November 3 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom (*)
November 6 –Detroit, MI @ El Club (*)
November 9 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill (*)
November 10 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown (Front Room) (*)
November 14 – Garden City, ID @ Visual Arts Collective (~)
November 15 – Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper (~)
November 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (~)
November 17 – Portland, OR @ Holocene (~)
November 20 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver (~)
November 21 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (~)
November 23 – San Diego CA @ The Observatory (~)