Electro-Folk Singer & Producer Hayden Calnin Shares New Track       

June 26, 2021 BY Nettwerk

Today, Australian electro-folk singer, songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin shares his anthemic new single, “Politicians,” where his brooding lyrics pulse over sparse atmospheric textures that force the listener to slow down and question the political world around them. Hayden explains, “As the title suggests, this is a song about the leaders of the world; a note of reflection on it and a f**ck you, if you will. The state of politics in the western world, the one I know, feels more like a sporting competition than a representation of the people. I’m not sure if this has always been the case or if I’m just noticing it more now that I’m a little older but one thing I do know is that I’m not alone in feeling frustrated and angry about it. No matter your political views, there is global frustration and it feels like people are taking more action into their own hands than ever before. We are communicating, we are standing together and we have quite frankly had enough of the sh*t-storm that floods most government bodies around the world.


The single is the latest offering from his upcoming LP, What It Means To Be Human, out September 10th, 2021. The record follows several recent EP’s 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 completely 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.