Australian folktronic artist Hayden Calnin released a new single. Titled ‘Collision’, it’s been out since the end of June and has been taken from ‘Dirt’, an EP which is released later this summer. Speaking of the track, he says, “‘Collision’ is an expression about a really dark time for a friend of mine. Like my previous single, ’Waves’, it follows an exploration of mental health in young adults.”
Consequence of Sound said, “If the title track is any indication, the album will showcase Calnin’s free-flowing creativity. And his knack for creating ambient textures to prop up his voice, which slithers in and out of frame”. Having proven himself as one of the greatest new voices coming out of Australia at the moment, he knows how to create an atmospheric ambience.
Much like ‘Waves’, ‘Collision’ follows a simple formula. It focuses on a rich and soulful voice over a bed of harmonious guitar playing and a bold atmosphere. In order to keep you focused firmly on his lyrics and performance, a bellowing voice introduces the track. Calnin then creates a lullaby-like serenade that uses minimal production
Speaking about the new single, Hayden Calnin said, “‘Collision’ is maybe one of the hardest songs I’ve ever had to write. I wrote it in secret. Not really showing anyone until I was comfortable with how it was sounding. It was never meant to be a song with all the hooks and all the standard rules in song structure that you’re meant to follow. I avoided that and just let it come out naturally”.