“I would describe Hayes’ lyrics in a variety of ways: playful, painful, humanitarian, uplifting, relaxing, and spiritual." -Sam Pierce, On the Town Magazine
“…she conveys, in a voice rich with passion, soul-bearing lyrics that bespeak the struggles of being human.” - Homegrown, Ludington Sampler
"Her introspective songs and breathy voice are mindful of Jewel... the lyrics are poignant, wistful, and often uplifting."
- Anton Wishik, Grand Rapids Magazine