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Hayden James Releases “On Your Own” with Cassian and Elderbrook, Off Forthcoming Album ‘LIFTED’ via Future Classic

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Australian award-winning music producer Hayden James releases his latest single from upcoming sophomore album Lifted. “On Your Own” drops via Future Classic, featuring collaboration with Grammy-nominated producer, DJ, and mixing engineer Cassian, and Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter Elderbrook.

Hayden and Cassian create an illustrious synth atmosphere in which Elderbrook lends his sensible yet glistening vocals. The trio deliver a harmonious dance track that evokes a beautiful sonic experience. “On Your Own” ties effortlessly into Hayden’s LP ethos; “while the lyrics and the melody overflow with emotion, massive synth swells and a jacked up bass-line that transports you right into the heart of clubland.”

Hayden James tells us:

Working with Elderbrook and Cassian on this record was epic. Cassian and I have been working on music together for the past 10 years so this one was special. I had an early demo version of this instrumental for years which I sent to Elderbrook mid-lockdown. He came back with the first verse and straight away that vocal was so, so great. I held onto it for six months, didn’t really do anything with it until I played it to Cassian when we had some studio time together while I was over in the States recently.  Cass and I worked out this high melodic, harmonic synth lead line line you hear in the pre chorus. The marriage of the melody with Elderbrook’s soaring vocal is such a moment.. it’s all about harmony for me. We knew we had something special once we got that down. This one feels like a true Hayden x Cassian x Elderbrook collab. It has huge energy and is a true dance floor feel.”

Elderbrook follows:

“Was great to team up with Hayden again to make this song. The lyrics and song mean a lot to me. And the meaning of them is to encourage people to be true to themselves and not be hard on themselves.”

Lastly, Cassian adds:

“From the moment I heard the initial idea Hayden & Elderbrook had done, I knew exactly how the rest of it went and felt like I was creating something that had somehow already existed. Hayden is one of my earliest friends in music, and I’ve been working behind the scenes on his project since he started it. To finally have a collaboration together with an artist like Elderbrook, who I’ve been such a big fan of for years, feels like a dream.”

“On Your Own” by Hayden James, Cassian, and Elderbrook, was released on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, via Future Classic.

“On Your Own” is a taste of what’s to come with Lifted, the forthcoming LP of Hayden James. This collection of tracks aims to embody the comraderie of the rave. Collaborations with SIDEPIECE, Boo Seeka, Jen Cooke, Xavier Dunn, and more, demonstrate the love for the electronic dance music genre. Hayden James will also embark on a 20 date North American Tour, following his return to the United States for Art of the Wild in March, and Coachella in April!

LIFTED is out Friday, April 8, 2022 via Future Classic.

Tickets on sale for LIFTED US tour here: https://haydenjamesmusic.com/#tour

Follow Hayden James

It took award-winning music producer Hayden James one song to become a sound of the Australian summer. “Something About You,” released in the heat of December 2014 by Future Classic, lit up the pop music scene and gained Gold Certification in Australia. Today the artist’s electronic pop music has hooked a global audience on his sound, with a collection that has amassed over half a billion streams.

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More About Elderbrook

A self taught multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter, Elderbrook has an unrivaled ability to create emotive and introspective music that brims with sensitivity. Grammy-nominated in 2018 for his platinum-selling single “Cola” with CamelPhat, he has since gone on to tour with artists across genres, including Jungle, Bonobo, and Friendly Fires, and dropped his debut album Why Do We Shake In The Cold? in 2020.

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More About Cassian

Widely known for his mixing expertise, having worked closely with Australian acts like Grammy nominated RÜFÜS DU SOL, Broods, Lastlings and more, Cassian has quietly built a well-known and respected brand for himself. His work behind the scenes has been awarded with Grammy nominations and countless Arias; and set his widely-praised, debut solo LP Laps in motion on Rose Avenue Records in 2020. Most recently, he released Reactivate, an pulsing club-forward EP forged in lockdown that echoes Hayden James’ desire to thrill a live audience once more.

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