It took award-winning music producer Hayden James one song to become a sound of the Australian summer. ‘Something About You’, released in the heat of December 2014 by Future Classic, lit up the pop music scene and gained Gold Certification in Australia. Today the artist’s electronic pop music has hooked a global audience on his sound, with a collection that has amassed over half a billion streams.
Following the release of ‘Something About You’, Hayden James played sold out venues worldwide while producing tracks for Katy Perry. October 2017 marked the release of ‘Numb’ featuring GRAACE, which scored Platinum certification in Australia and landed at #32 on Triple J’s Hottest 100. This kicked off a massive headline tour of North America and attracted more media interest, with Hayden’s interviews drawing fans to his easy-going nature and sense of humour as well as his music.
Hit singles ‘Better Together’ featuring Running Touch and ‘Just Friends’ featuring singer Boy Matthews sealed 2018 as Hayden James’ break out year, leading into his long-awaited debut album ‘Between Us’ in June 2019 cemented Hayden as one of Australia’s most influential pop producers. The well-received mixture of energetic dance floor cuts and down-tempo tunes features artists such as NAATIONS and Panama. For Hayden, his music’s passionate, energetic and fun-loving vibe is a reflection of his own personality.
In the same year, Splendour in the Grass saw the unveiling of his brand new live show – a unique sensory experience for fans featuring ‘light squares’ – kicking off a world tour, with this success leading to an ARIA Nomination for Best Male Artist.
This year is slated to be another stand out with new, dance-infused pop singles set for release, exciting collaborations & remixes on the horizon. The producer’s highly-anticipated second album will be released in 2022 followed by a Worldwide Live Tour.
12 August 2022
Fortitude Musical Hall