Darren Hayes has released a new track, ‘All You Pretty Things’ which will feature on his upcoming album, ‘Homosexual’ due for release on 7 October.
According to a press release, the new track is a tribute to the LGBTQI+ music pioneers who have influenced Hayes’ life and music, as well as a celebration of the activists who have fought – and continue to fight – for the freedom that he enjoys today, ‘All You Pretty Things’ is a love letter from Hayes to a community who inspires him each day. The track was written and produced entirely by Hayes. The new song features Hayes’ soaring voice over an addictive electro-pop beat and definitely lives up to Hayes’ description of it as being a “queer dancefloor anthem.” The single is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Pulse Nightclub tragedy in 2016.
“I decided to write a song about their happiness frozen in time in a way they deserved to be remembered. I connected that joyful moment to the LGBTQI musical pioneers who have inspired me, now long passed, and those political activists responsible for the freedoms I enjoy today.”Darren Hayes
“I named my album ‘Homosexual’ for a variety of reasons. The most obvious, is that I’m a gay man who grew up in an era when that word was used to shame and vilify people like me, so I wanted to reclaim it.Darren Hayes
Darren Hayes will return to Australian stages for the first time in over a decade in January/February 2023 with his ‘Do You Remember?’ Tour – 25 Years Of Savage Garden, Solo Hits And More.
DARREN HAYES AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Tickets available through www.darrenhayes.com
Tuesday, January 31st 2023 RAC Arena Perth
Monday, February 4th 2023 Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne
Wednesday, February 7th 2023 Aware Super Theatre Sydney
Thursday, February 8th 2023 Entertainment Centre Newcastle
Saturday, February 11th 2023 Entertainment Centre Brisbane
Sunday, February 12th 2023 Convention & Exhibition Centre Gold Coast
Pre-save ‘Homosexual’ HERE.
Photo credit: Lindsay Adler