Hayden Calnin strikes a balance between acoustic folk eloquence and otherworldly production on his emotionally resonant and sonically rich 2023 EP, A Turning Of The Tide: SIDE A.
Over the years, the Australian singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist has released projects at a prolific pace, including his two-LP series—Cut Love, Pt. 1 and Cut Love, Pt. 2 (2016), the 2019 fan-favorite EP A Life You Would Choose, and the 2021 full-length What It Means To Be Human, which was named on American Songwriter’s “The 41 Best Albums of 2021” and received a 9.4/10 from Atwood. He has shared the stage with the likes of Matt Corby, Tom Odell, and The Antlers, and his music has been featured on a slew of TV series and movie soundtracks, including the UK trailer for the Acadamy Award-nominated film Room. He also co-wrote “Falling Up” for Dean Lewis and has produced on records for Didirri, Harrison Storm, Riley Pearce, and more.
At the top of 2022 and in the wake of a breakup, he left Melbourne for a creative hideaway in Rye Ocean Beach to create A Turning Of The Tide: SIDE A. He absorbed the inspiration of his surroundings and composed on acoustic guitar.
Ultimately, Hayden comes out of isolation with an ability to connect more than ever. “When you hear this, I’d love for you to smile. I’m probably the happiest I’ve ever been right now. I’m comfortable with where I’m at and where I’m heading for the first time in years. I hope the music shows.”