Photo by Christie Greyerbiehl
Hayden is one of those artists I forget about and then am delighted to rediscover every so often. The Toronto based artist just announced his first album in eight years and released a new single. "On a Beach" might be the most melancholy sounding song about a beach in existence, but this is Hayden, after all, so it makes sense. Starting off with 1995's Everything I Long For, "On a Beach" is one of the rare songs that sounds exactly like what you want an artist to sound like nearly thirty years into a career. The core of what you loved about Hayden in the 90's is still there, but in a much more mature and adult version. Plus, any time you add Feist into a song, you're making the right move.
Hayden says of his new single and collaboration with Feist:
You can watch the video (which also features Steve Buscemi and Matt Berninger of The National) below. Are We Good is due out April 5 on Arts & Crafts. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Hayden, check out the artist's website.