Electro-Folk Singer & Producer Hayden Calnin Announces New Album ‘What It Means To Be Human’; Shares Track       

May 17, 2021 BY Nettwerk

Australian electro-folk singer, songwriter, and producer Hayden Calnin is excited to announce his new LP, What It Means To Be Human, will be released on 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. He explains, “I’ve spent the last few months busy, recording my next full-length album, which will be my third, but on many levels, it feels like my first. ‘What It Means To Be Human’ is the first record I’ve done that feels like it’s exactly what I want to be making.” 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.

Tomorrow, he shares the slow-burning, introspective single, “The Parts I Hid Away.” Hayden adds, “I wrote it after having just moved out of the city and down to the coast. It’s an exploration of my headspace in a new environment and trying to make sense of why I needed to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s a timestamp of me learning how to slow down, take a breath, get dirty, explore nature and myself. I have always been a quiet, pretty introverted, non-confrontational person. The time away definitely helped pull me out from under that and grow to be more true to who I am. have recently just returned to the city and I’m already feeling that urge to run away from it again. I’m clearly not built for living in an environment of cement. That’s for sure.”


The new single follows recent singles “We Got Gods To Blame,” “Oh What A Mess I’m In,” and “Lightning,” all of which will be on What It Means To Be Human. While establishing himself as a sought-after producer, he continued to release EP’s 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.