HAYMAN, DARREN

YOU WILL NOT DIE (FIKA RECORDINGS)

HAYMAN, DARREN - YOU WILL NOT DIE 155233
Format:
2 LP
Release:
11.11.2022
Label:
FIKA RECORDINGS
Kat.-Nr.:
155233
Barcode:
5057805778158
When Darren Hayman made his debut in 1997 with the acclaimed indie band Hefner his lyrical remit was the broken hearted.

His early songs told the story of the lonesome and lost, and broken dreams of love on the back streets of London.

After Hefner, Hayman's palette grew to include a unique take on place and memory. In the early 2000s he wrote a trilogy of albums around the history of Essex.

In 2012 he made an instrumental album describing the tranquillity of Lidos. In 2016 Darren was awarded 'Hardest Working Musician' by the Association of Independent Music for his epic project on Thankful Villages, the 55 villages that survived the Great War with no casualties.

His most recent record, 12 Astronauts, tells the personal story of the only men to have walked on the Moon.

Darren is continually obsessed with the idea of what songs can be, and the stories they can tell.

As he explains, "With projects like Thankful Villages, I became interested in what a record could be, using field recordings, interviews and songs to make sound collages.

I wanted to return to the stricter art of song writing and try and make the twelve best compositions I could.

I wanted to make useful songs, words that could be comfort, not just thoughts that would depress." // "bold and unique" The Sunday Times // "Its delicately observed song cycle unfolds like a novella or short film, with tracks that might seem slight in isloation gaining resonance in situ." Q // "Bugbears is a rich and warming curio, and there's something quietly noble about Hayman dragging the thoughts of these long-dead writers back into the light." Mojo // "uniquely intimate and very satisfying" - BBC // "Hayman has hit a creative purple patch_ a treat".
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. HOW IT COULD BE
  • 1.2. YOU WERE MY MAP
  • 1.3. DON'T HAUNT ME
  • 1.4. A REAL HUMAN BEING
  • 1.5. LET'S DRIFT
  • 1.6. LOVE IS THROUGH
  • 1.7. OTIUM
  • 1.8. A ROOM WITHIN A ROOM
  • 1.9. NO LIME FOR THE GIN
  • 1.10. THE SAFEST WAY
  • 1.11. TURN MY GREY TICK BLUE
  • 1.12. FEEL LIKE THIS EVERY NIGHT
  • 2.1. GIRLS WHO LOOK LIKE YOU
  • 2.2. HERE'S THE STILLNESS
  • 2.3. LOSER RUN
  • 2.4. SAY YOU WANT TO BE ALONE
  • 2.5. WE ARE REPAIRED
  • 2.6. EASTER GOLD
  • 2.7. ACTUALLY I STILL REALLY, REALLY MISS YOU
  • 2.8. HOLIDAY EYES
  • 2.9. WHERE WERE YOU
  • 2.10. ADVERSE CAMBER
  • 2.11. I AM OWNED
  • 2.12. YOU WERE ALWAYS HERE