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632 Everything I Long For by Hayden

Everything I Long For

Hardwood Records
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The debut Everything I Long For by Hayden showcases his deep voice, observational lyrics, and unique musicianship, but left us befuddled

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Canadian singer/songwriter Paul Hayden Desser, known simply as Hayden, released his debut Everything I Long For on his own label in 1995. Shortly after, it was picked up and later re-released in 1996 on Sonic Unyon (internationally on Outpost Recordings/Geffen Records) after receiving acclaim in his home country. Channeling the likes of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits, Hayden deep voice carves out a unique niche in 1990s folk, indie, and alternative rock. Though the album is almost always in first gear, Hayden ups the volume occasionally, matching it with a more aggressive, guttural vocal. If you enjoy confessional singer/songwriters with a penchant for deliberate slowcore, this might be an album worth checking out.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Bad As They Seem
  • 14:30 - I'm To Blame
  • 20:24 - Hardly
  • 24:56 - Skates
  • Outro - In September

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