Australian Artist & Producer Hayden Calnin Shares Title Track From New Album ‘What It Means To Be Human’ (Out September 17)

August 6, 2021 BY Nettwerk

“adventurous and alluring… at once heartbreaking and redemptive, alternatively slight and momentously powerful”  – Consequence Of Sound

“Hayden Calnin specializes in lush, spacious, genre-bending excursions” – Stereogum

“It’s always really nice to stumble upon an artist, and then find yourself enjoying their consistently excellent back catalogue, and that’s exactly what happened with Hayden Calnin”- EARMILK

There’s a hypnotic essence to the songwriter’s music, something that truly draws you in…beautifully engrossing” – CLASH


Today, Australian electro-folk singer, songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin shares the introspective title track, “What It Means To Be Human,” off of his upcoming LP out September 10th, 2021.  Hayden explains, “Between two very long lockdowns in the State of Victoria in 2020, some friends and I went hiking and camping in the Victorian Alpine region, to regather, to reflect, to move our legs and to breathe new air. I spent a lot of time there reflecting on what was happening in the world, and the things I wanted to focus on from that point forward. It was a very important time for me to digest the global climate and what was going on inside my brain.”


The upcoming record follows several recent EPs and his 2016 debut double album, Cut Love Pt. 1 & 2. What It Means To Be Human showcases Calnin’s growth as an artist and finds him confidently embracing orchestral-infused, progressive, cinematic folk pop into his sound. Written, recorded and produced almost entirely by Hayden, the record is meant to be a movie score for human existence, pushing the listener to explore their place in the world and who they want to be in it. While establishing himself as a sought-after producer, he continued to release music garnering critical acclaim from tastemakers like Earmilk, CLASH, Magnetic Magazine, Atwood, Consequence and Stereogum. He has produced records for buzzing Aussies like Didirri, Harrison Storm, Riley Pearce, Woodlock and NYCK, co-wrote Dean Lewis’ recent hit “Falling Up,” and has started composing film scores for local Australian filmmakers.  No stranger to touring, Hayden has shared the stage with Matt Corby, Tom Odell, The Antlers and more and has had syncs in popular television shows like Suits, The Good Doctor, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, The 100, and So You Think  You  Can  Dance USA  as  well  as  the  UK  trailer  for  Academy® Award-nominated favorite Room.

Stay tuned for more news from Hayden Calnin.