Video: Darren Hayes Releases ‘Poison Blood’ Video

Darren Hayes

Darren Hayes has released an emotional new video for ‘Poison Blood’. The track, which was released earlier this month deals with depression and suicide.

For the video, Hayes collaborated with filmmaker/photographer and friend Alex Hyner to bring its central concept of nostalgia and intimacy to life on screen.

“My song ‘Poison Blood’, deals with depression, which is such a delicate subject in and of itself, so when it came time to make a visual component, I knew I wanted to make a music video that was extremely intimate but was also true to the visual inspirations and musical references that have shaped this new era of music. Everything has been tinged by an 80’s wistfulness and had a magical quality to it.”

Darren Hayes

The video was inspired by visuals from artists including Elton John (‘Sacrifice’) and Prince (‘When Doves Cry’). To keep the ‘80s influences anchored in this project, only film techniques used in 1985 were employed in the making of the ‘Poison Blood’ video: cameras were hand-held or operated by a dolly, with real sets and any special effects executed practically in front of the camera.

2022 has been a triumphant year for Hayes. He has released his his first new music in 10 years from the anthemic ‘Let’s Try Being In Love’ to the dance floor zinger, ‘Do You Remember?’. Hayes also headlined the 2022 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebration and 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.

Tickets available through

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

‘Poison Blood’ is out now via Powdered Sugar Productions

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