Hayley Mary releases “nude version” of ‘The Chain’

She released the original version in November

Hayley Mary has shared a stripped-back rendition of her single ‘The Chain’, which she’s dubbed the “nude version”.

The Jezabels frontwoman’s new version completely revamps the track’s instrumentation, swapping out guitars, drums and synths for a piano and cello.

The new rendition arrives with an accompanying music video, featuring Mary, pianist Sarah Belkner and cellist Hanna Oblikov. Watch it below:



Hayley Mary originally released ‘The Chain’ on November 5. At the time, she said that “sonically and melodically, it’s one of my most uplifting” songs, despite its melancholy lyrical content. Late last month, Mary performed the track as part of her appearance on The Sound.

Last week, Hayley Mary announced a string of tour dates for 2021. She plans to stop off in regional cities around Victoria as well as major hubs in NSW and the ACT. Tickets are on sale here, with the list of dates detailed below.

Hayley Mary’s tour dates are:

December, 2020:
Friday 11 — Melbourne, Thornbury Theatre*
Saturday 19 — Bendigo, Star Bar


January, 2021:
Sunday 3 — Warrnambool, Dart & Marlin
Saturday 9 — Queenscliff, Pelican Bar^
Friday 15 — Castlemaine, Bridge Hotel
Saturday 16 — Kyneton, Major Toms
Thursday 21 — St Kilda, Palais Theatre
Friday 22 — Geelong, Barwon Club
Thursday 28 — Beechworth, Tanswells
Friday 29 — Euroa, Northern Republic

April, 2021:
Saturday 3 — Tallarook, Boogie Festival

May, 2021:
Friday 21 — Sydney, The Factory Theatre#
Saturday 22 — Canberra, Kambri ANU#

*indicates Hayley Mary will be joined by a live band
^indicates Hayley Mary will perform an early and late show and will be joined by Ali Barter
#indicates Hayley Mary is supporting Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever