Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Hayden Calnin both embodies and explores universal contrasts on his 2020 Soon Forever EP [NETTWERK]. Settling into the “beautiful salty little coastal town” of Shoreham two hours south of Melbourne, he embraced the carefree ease of the new world around him. Living a stone’s throw from the beach, he went running and skimboarding everyday. Enjoying the outdoors as much as possible, he furthered an interest in 35mm photography as he captured these lush surroundings. That vibe translates into the sonic fabric of Soon Forever. Absorbing the natural beauty around him, he crafted the soundscape from upright and grand piano as well as off-kilter synths and immersive textures in order to “make it feel more pretty than sad.”
A trio of EPS and the two-LP series—Cut Love, Pt. 1 and Cut Love, Pt. 2—endeared him to a growing international fan base. 2019’s A Life You Would Choose EP elevated him to further critical acclaim from Earmilk, CLASH, Magnetic Magazine, Atwood and more. Not to mention, the lead single “Warm With You” gathered 1.7 million streams to date, bringing his total stream tally past the 30-million mark by 2020. Expanding his influence, Hayden’s catalog could be heard in popular television shows such as Suits, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, The 100, and So You Think You Can Dance USA as well as the UK trailer for Academy® Award-nominated
favorite Room. Gigging tirelessly, he also shared the stage with Matt Corby, Tom Odell, and The Antlers, to name a few. At the same time, he established himself as a sought-after producer, working with the likes of Didirri, Harrison Storm, Riley Pearce, Woodlock, and NYCK, among others.