When your debut single achieves more than 120,000 plays on a Soundcloud link in just six days, you know you’ve got to be doing something right. And ‘Permission To Love’, the debut single for Sydney singer songwriter Hayden James, is the kind of single that is something right.
Like Flume before him, Hayden’s crafted a sensual, sexy down-tempo future-forward pop piece featuring breathy vocal samples, earthy beats and luscious instrumentation that oozes style and class.
So you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s destined to skip commercial radio altogether as they focus on the next tune from whichever chart darling they’re championing right now. Shame.
Another of the year’s best singles right here – and it’s home grown.
‘Permission To Love’ drops on Friday July 05.