We were instantly taken with the spectacular debut single for Sydney singer songwriter Hayden James when it landed in our inbox about a month ago. At that stage, the single had notched an impressive 120,000 plays on Soundcloud within just six days (it’s now edging the 300,000 mark).
We said at the time that “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”. And now it’s got a cute-as-a-button official video to boot.
It appears that we’re inside an extremely crude video game circa the ’80s (so think extreme pixellation), following Hayden from venue to venue as he ventures on his mission to love. He encounters a number of women along the way – even trying out an ol’ faithful pick-up line – in order to fulfil his “mission”.
One of the year’s best singles.