Cassidy Haley is a modern-day Renaissance man of sorts, a multi-faceted artist who's done everything from stiltwalking in avant garde circus acts to designing celebrities' leather fashions for his company Skin.Graft, from auditioning with a Death Cab For Cutie song on "American Idol" to recording original music and directing his own outlandish music videos.
Cassidy first came to many music fans' attention last year when his friend (and frequent Skin.Graft customer) Adam Lambert tweeted about his music--thus causing his self-issued EP, Little Boys & Dinosaurs, to catapult to number 3 on iTunes' electronic albums chart. And now, with the release of his first full-length album, The Fool--which veers away from the earlier dark techno vibe that Cassidy once described as sounding like "a drugged-out Justin Timberlake lost in the backstreets of Berlin on acid after being kidnapped by a pack of raving mad drag queens," and dabbles in some acoustic balladry as well--Cassidy is set to add "pop star" to his ever-lengthening résumé.
Cassidy and his band, the Sunshine Rebels, recently stopped by Yahoo! Music for an intimate showcase featuring two originals from The Fool plus a lovely update on the old standard "Moon River." Check out his performances below--you'd be a fool not to!