Published Jan 28, 2015If you've been longing for more material from beloved Canadian indie folk figure Hayden, you'll get your wish this spring. The celebrated singer-songwriter will deliver his eighth full-length album, Hey Love, on March 24 via Arts & Crafts.
Coming two years after the release of Us Alone, the set was mostly performed solo by Hayden Desser at his Skyscraper National Park home studio. Live band members Jay McCarrol, Taylor Knox, and JJ Ipsen did contribute to parts of the recording, though. Desser also handles production duties on the platter.
According to a press release, Hey Love is "a scrapbook of downtimes fought and resolved, love lost and love solved." The album is said to have partially taken inspiration from the work Hayden and his wife Christie Greyerbiehl put into last fall's "Dream Serenade" benefit concert for Toronto's Beverly Street School. The show raised funds for developmentally disabled children.
Described as being "about loves both comfortable and disconnected," the title track is said to feature "chiming pedal steel" and falsetto-sung vocals from the solo artist. Elsewhere, the set apparently features "sun-soaked shuffles" and "triumphant piano."
Down below, you'll find a stream of the album's "Nowhere We Cannot Go," as well as the full tracklisting for Hey Love and Hayden's previously announced Canadian tour plans with Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Astral Swans.
1. Hearts Just Beat
2. Troubled Times
3. No Happy Birthday
4. Nothing Easy Feels This Good
5. Time Ain't Slowing Down For Us
6. Orange Curtain Light
7. Come Back to Life
8. Nowhere We Cannot Go
9. Hey Love
10. If More Things Go Wrong
11. Five Seasons
12. Just Come Out Tonight
02/18 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohen Theatre ^
02/19 Fredericton, NB - The Fredericton Playhouse ^
02/20 Quebec City, QC - Imperial #
02/21 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre ^
02/24 Kingston, ON - Grand Theatre ^
02/26 London, ON - London Music Hall ^
02/27 Ottawa, ON - Theatre at NAC ^
02/28 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall #
03/01 Guelph, ON - River Run Centre ^
03/05 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick ^
03/06 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Event Centre ^
03/07 Regina, SK - Darke Hall ^
03/09 Banff, AB - Eric Harvie Theatre ^
03/10 Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall ^
03/11 Edmonton, AB - Francis Winspear Centre for Music ^
03/13 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre ^
03/14 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre ^
^ with Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Astral Swans
# with Dan Mangan + Blacksmith