Darren Hayes has emerged from the studio having spent 4 years crafting a collection of songs that are reminiscent of the kind that firmly established him as the voice of a generation. Secret Codes and Battleships (out October) is an album that is undeniably pop but beautifully bruised and wonderfully dented with a maturity, delicate reflection, and an emotional substance that could only come from a true career artist.
The infectious first single 'Talk Talk Talk' was written and produced with Swedish producer/co-writer Carl Falk and featuring string arrangements by Swede Mattias Bylund, whose family worked on all the string arrangements for Abba – there's a sense of past pop perfection infused with today’s sounds. Hayes has struck that perfect balance between his own recent foray into electronic music and the chart-topping pop energy that is sweeping the globe. It boasts all the instant melodies that Hayes is renowned for, balanced out with an emotional lyric, which highlights his song writing ability.
The music video for 'Talk Talk Talk' is a moving piece of art based on the work of album cover designer John Gilsenan. Written and directed by Richard Cullen in collaboration with animator and film makers Andrew Philip and Gavin Elder it is a moving representation of the world of the new album. Watch the clip on darrenhayes.com
Darren's history began as one part of the global chart-smashing duo Savage Garden who had a string of unforgettable hit singles and two albums that soundtracked the 90’s pop generation. After disbanding in 2001, Darren Hayes went on to release three solo albums – Spin (2002), The Tension And The Spark (2004), and the independently released This Delicate Thing We’ve Made (2007). With the release of each album Hayes has explored his creative musical desires, earning the praise of fans and critics alike and tallying over 26 million albums sales over his musical career to date. Darren had spent the last decade stretching his wings creatively with experiments in sound and achievements in live shows. His collaborations with U2’s stage director Willie Williams resulted in sold out performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Australia’s Sydney Opera House. But amidst the creative flurry – Hayes felt a beckoning to reconnect with a wider audience again.
Writing the new album has been a voyage of discovery, and in the end, he's come home; the prodigal pop-son has returned.New single - TALK TALK TALK - out now!
New album – SECRET CODES AND BATTLESHIPS - out October 2011
For more info go to:darrenhayes.com
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