My love of Haydenâ€™s music goes way back. Back, in fact, twenty years to his sophomore release, Everything I Long For. Iâ€™ve always been a fan of his mopey Canadian folk rock. As a twenty-year career will do, his sound has evolved quite drastically. Still with a hint of sadness, modern Hayden tracks are more produced, much cleaner, and with an elevated sophistication that comes with age and experience.
â€œHey Loveâ€, off his forthcoming 2015 LP, is a quintessential example of this.
Though the sadness and longing remain in Haydenâ€™s vocals, he has matured both lyrically and artistically. Musicianship too has evolved; a slide guitar finds a comfortable home here, as it did on his previous release, Us Alone (2013).
While Us Alone held its weight, it was Haydenâ€™s 2008 LP, In Field & Town, that I crown his pinnacle of success. â€œHey Loveâ€, however holds just as much power as many of the top songs on that album, so Iâ€™m very excited to give the new album a listen and see where it goes from here.
Listen to “Hey Love” below.
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Fast forward a few weeks, and Hayden has dropped a video for another new track. This one’s called “Nowhere We Can Go” and it has a similar mopey-meets-romantic sound of “Hey Love”. Check out the video below, and look for Hayden’s new LP, Hey Love, out March 24 via Arts & Crafts!