BADMAN RECORDING CO.
Yael Staav & HAYDEN
June 7, 2002
Hayden is an amazing singer-songwriter from Canada that is equal parts Neil Young and Stephen Malkmus (Pavement). Singing odes that are deeply personal and undeniably universal, Hayden espouses an indie-rock, DIY aesthetic that is refreshing and intriguing all at once. The video is for the song “Dynamite Walls”, from his long awaited new CD entitled Skyscraper National Park. The critically acclaimed CD is available now through Bad Man Recording Company in America.
Hayden is a remarkable artist who relies on his instincts. Honesty is the guiding principle to his art and “Dynamite Walls” is an extraordinary departure from the plethora of loud and blaring new rock permeating the airwaves. The clip opens up softly and slowly, leaving lots of space for the listener (and viewer) to fall into the bucolic, other worldly aura of the musical instrumentation and become one with it. Hayden’s laid back, self reflective approach and solitary introspection are evident in the “Dynamite Walls” clip, with a story line that follows our curly haired hero through the rigors of “touring by van”. Hayden’s vocal delivery is heartfelt and free of tricks or gimmicks, reminding the listener of such mainstream mainstays as Cat Stevens while simultaneously giving props to psychedelic cult heroes like Syd Barrett. The song ebbs and flows with moody charm and features a huge Built to Spill/Modest Mouse inspired cathartic ending that solidifies Hayden not only as a gifted song-smith, but as an artist who is unafraid to rock hard at elevated levels!
|Visit Badman Recording Co.|