Hayden Announces New Album

Hayden announces his seventh full-length record, Us Alone, out February 19th on Arts & Crafts. Hayden has
performed most instruments on his records and has almost always engineered, mixed, and produced as well
as self-releasing on his own Hardwood Records label.Those skills and tendencies are again showcased on Us
Alone, There isn’t a particular recording story around this album,” he explains. “I didn’t go record in a Norwegian Village or at the bottom of a shrimp vessel. I walked upstairs where every instrument has a microphone and hit record. And, as usual, the songs came together over a long period of time. I was moving away from so many records now (including some of my past work) where every song features an overwhelming number of instruments; it’s often hard to replicate things like that live. I wanted the sound of five people walking into a room and playing a full set. With the exception of some stellar help from friends on a song or two, those five people were mostly just me…”