Hayden Calnin Shares “Unfortunate Love” Ft. Harrison Storm; Announces Fall EP
May 1, 2020 BY Nettwerk
“[Calnin is] 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 catalog, 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
Australian singer-songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin announces his forthcoming EP, Soon Forever, will be released via Nettwerk on September 4th, 2020. Today, he shares the first track, “Unfortunate Love,” which features longtime friend, collaborator and roommate, Harrison Storm. Hayden explains, “The song had existed for quite a while, but just as music. I kept trying to find the vocal melody and words that would help surround it and bring it to life, but nothing seemed to feel right. I decided to bring in Harrison to try some vocal melody ideas and he immediately just hit the world I was looking for. Harrison had been going through a bunch of personal change in his life and as friends we have a way of trying to push each other to channel those thoughts into music. It can be pretty therapeutic at times, and I think that really comes out in this song both lyrically and melodically.” Harrison adds, “Hayden and I spent an evening in our home studio one night piecing together some lyrics to the chorus melody based around a break up I went through last year. It was interesting having Hayden’s perspective and understanding on the situation seeing as we live together and was really aware of what was going on. The sentiment of the song touches on not being unfairly resentful of the break up and moving on in a somewhat healthy way.”
Watch (& Share) “Unfortunate Love (Feat. Harrison Storm)”
Settling into the small coastal town of Shoreham (two hours south of Melbourne) after living in the city, Calnin embraced the carefree ease of the new world around him. Living a stone’s throw from the beach, he is now outdoors every day either running or skimboarding and absorbing the natural beauty. With nature as his inspiration, he crafted the soundscape for “Soon Forever” from an upright and grand piano and off-kilter synths to create immersive textures to mimic his lush surroundings. Hayden notes, “The music tells the story. It invokes a feeling and reminds me of an experience I’m writing about. It had to do with the change of location, becoming a bit relaxed, and having more time on my hands.”
While establishing himself as a sought-after producer, he released a trio of EPS and a two-LP series—Cut Love, Pt. 1 and Cut Love, Pt. 2— that endeared him to his growing international fan base. 2019’s A Life You Would Choose EP elevated him to further critical acclaim from Earmilk, CLASH, Magnetic Magazine, Atwood and more. Not to mention, the lead single “Warm With You” gathered 1.7 million streams to date, bringing his total stream tally past the 30-million mark by 2020. No stranger to touring, he has shared the stage with Matt Corby, Tom Odell, The Antlers and more. During this time, he also produced records for buzzing Aussies like Didirri, the aforementioned Harrison Storm, Riley Pearce, Woodlock, NYCK, and others. Expanding his influence, Hayden’s catalog can be heard in popular television shows such as Suits, 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.
- We Can Take Our Time
- Mountain Steeps
- Unfortunate Love
- As I Exit Parts I & II