For those unfamiliar, Darren originally made the experimental and eccentric alter-ego album in 2006 for no other reason than to have fun. He and co-writer and co-producer Conley shared the vocal duties and created something that was unlike anything Darren had ever written or recorded before. At the time it was only available as a download for a limited period before disappearing. Until now.
For the first time ever, the album is being commercially released on CD and iTunes and both versions have the bonus previously never before released song ‘Riot’.
It’s a bold and strange experimental record – not for the faint hearted but for those who have followed Darren’s career closely – an integral artistic step between ‘The Tension and the Spark’ and the highly conceptual ‘This Delicate Thing We’ve Made’ era.
‘We Are Smug’ is a strange and wonderful addition to Darren’s eclectic pop career and on April 14 it can finally be yours to hold.
1. Stupid Mistake (radio mix)
2. Black Out The Sun (live from The Secret Tour)
3. The Siren’s Call (live from The Secret Tour)
4. Bloodstained Heart (Wayne G’s Club Mix)
ITUNES – HERE
SANDBAG – HERE
*Aussies this will be available for you on your release date at itunes Friday 27th April
A. Stupid Mistake (Radio Mix)
B. The Siren’s Call (Orchestral Version)
Darren Hayes has released his latest masterpiece with the official video for Stupid Mistake going out to fans around the world today. This is the 4th single from Darren’s Secret Codes and Battleships album. Darren is calling the track “very complicated… because it addresses the issue of a betrayal and of a loss of innocence. It’s angry and it’s bitter in places.”
Hayes explains that he would like the audience to draw their own conclusion from the song and its meaning… “If you could express everything in words there’d be no need for me to make songs or create art. Although I have no intention of spelling it all out I do think it’s interesting that what you see is the end result 15 years in the spotlight. Everything I am and all that I’ve learned for good or for bad is in this video”. Monday May 7th is the release date for the single in the UK. Darren’s website has more information on the single as well as the upcoming UK tour… It’s an amazing video, directed by Pixelfing, a release I’m calling… a ‘smart success’.
Look…..Listen….and Learn. Darren Hayes talks about the new single Bloodstained Heart… Amazing track and vocals from a super Aussie pop sensation.