Singer-songwriter/producer Hayden Calnin shares new song “We Got Gods to Blame”
April 9, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Today, Australian electro-folk singer-songwriter and producer Hayden Calnin shares his hymn-infused indie folk single “We Got Gods to Blame.” The accompanying video was directed by Hayden and takes the viewer through back alleys and warehouse spaces filled with choreographed modern dancers empowered by the music.
Hayden explains the inspiration for the song, “If this song were an article in the paper, I guess it would be an opinion piece. ‘We Got Gods to Blame’ is a look into my thoughts on why we as a people seem to simply not get along. So many wars and indifferences, actions and inactions, have stemmed from people’s varied beliefs and I’m basically trying to say that we always excuse our behaviours as an individual as well as a society on our gods, and that’s just not good enough. If we could just put our differences aside and not rush to judgment, then maybe we could start to focus on some healing, rather than our consistent and ongoing destruction. This might be the furthest thing from a love song I’ve ever written, which weirdly feels nice for a change.”
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This new new single follows his 2020 EP, Soon Forever and recent singles “Oh What A Mess I’m In,” and “Lightning.” While establishing himself as a sought-after producer, he has continued to release EP’s garnering acclaim from Earmilk, CLASH, Magnetic Magazine, Atwood and more. No stranger to touring, he has shared the stage with Matt Corby, Tom Odell, The Antlers and more. He has produced records for fellow Aussies like Didirri, Harrison Storm, Riley Pearce, Woodlock, NYCK, and more. 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 favourite Room.
Stay tuned for more news and music from Hayden Calnin.