Hayden James

It took award-winning music producer Hayden James one song to become the 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. Hit singles Better Together (featuring Running Touch) and Just Friends (featuring singer Boy Matthews) sealed 2018 as Hayden James’ break out year, leading into his long-awaited debut album Between Us in 2019 which cemented Hayden as one of Australia’s most influential pop producers. In 2021, Hayden joined forces with Nat Dunn and international act Gorgon City on the infectious dance single Foolproof, which has amassed over 12 million streams to date. He followed that up with Waiting For Nothing (featuring Yaeger), continuing his run of collaborative releases that include Rather Be With You (featuring Crooked Colours), along with its subsequent Boston Bun remix, and the aforementioned Foolproof single.2022 marked the release of Hayden’s sophomore album Lifted in April, boasting collaborations with Sidepiece, Jem Cooke, Cassian, Elderbrook and more. That same month Hayden played his debut performance at Coachella Music Festival and launched into his biggest North American live tour to date which continued into Europe before seeing Hayden return to Australia for his largest headline domestic run of dates. Hayden continues to tour around North American this fall with high-profile remixes and new releases in the works.