Based in Melbourne, Australia, 22-year old Hayden Calnin has got some serious talent to share with the world. Grabbing the attention and support of Aussie radio station, triple j, Hayden was recently featured as a new upcoming artist in their triple j Unearthed program.
Beginning his musical career with a guitar at the age of 14 and experimenting between bands throughout much of his teens, the young singer/songwriter/producer is steadily building his style and expanding his fan base. While studying film and sound design at university, Hayden admits that he has applied a lot of what he has learned into his production. Describing his sound as progressive folk, his songs usually develop towards a climatic finish. In his latest interview with triple j, Hayden expresses his interest in the use of a loop station to build up his songs with his own harmonies and instrumentation. A mixture of beautiful sweet falsettos with lower, more powerful tone depths has allowed his sound to be compared to the likes of Bon Iver and Matt Corby. Tracks like “For My Help” and “Summer,” depict this heartrending combo of fragile vulnerability and bold toughness in Hayden’s voice.
Hayden Calnin releases his debut EP, “City” on July 20th, and launches it August 24th at The Workers Club in Melbourne. No worries ya’ll, I’ll definitely be there and I’ll definitely holler back!
Hayden Calnin – For My Help
Hayden Calnin – Summer
Both of these songs can be downloaded here!
THE BONUS TRACK: Watch the video below to see how Hayden creates the different layers of music in his song “Summer.”