Sunday, March 27, 2016

Hayden Calnin: Cut Love

Singer-composer-producer-performer and multi-instrumentalist Hayden Calnin grew up in the small town of Red Hill (population just over 700), an hour's drive south of Melbourne where he now resides. At age 14 he received a guitar from his father, but didn't start singing until 17. After getting his degrees in film and sound design, he began recording songs at home, eventually releasing two outstanding self-produced EPs, 'City' (2012) and 'Oh Hunter' (2014); solo shows, opening gigs, radio air play plus TV placements followed.

This month he dropped the first of two debut full-lengths, 'Cut Love, Pt. 1' containing ten tracks; Part 2 comes out in May. The stunning title track now has a beautiful video co-directed by the 26-year-old artist himself and features his co-director Lukas McFarlane (who also did the choreography) as well as Hayden's sister Daisy Calnin. The clip was shot in the Otways National Park in Victoria.

No shows in Australia or elsewhere are currently scheduled, but check his FB profile and official site later in the year.