Australian songwriter and triple-platinum producer Hayden James Drops New Track ‘Rather Be With You‘ Featuring vocalist trio Crooked Colours
The new single ‘Rather Be With You’ harmoniously blends the two acts’ sounds, effortlessly layering Phil Slabber’s recognizably raspy vocals with James’ bright hi hats and contrasting synth risers into a summer-charged party starter.
James says: “It was epic to have worked with Phil from ‘Crooked Colours’. His tone is unique and to be able to bring his vibe into my world made for a great match. ‘Rather Be With You’ is a heavier, more energetic song that explodes at moments but also continues to chug along with a strong bass / percussive groove. I’m really pumped to release this record and hopefully play it out very soon!”
With over 200 million streams worldwide since their inception in 2013, Crooked Colours has secured their position as electronica tastemakers thanks to standout tracks like ‘Flow’, ‘Do It Like You’, ‘Love Language’, and their most recent single ‘No Sleep’. The group is preparing for their third studio album, slated to arrive later this year. Additionally, they’re gearing up to get back on the festival and touring circuit, with forthcoming performances locked in at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Big Wild and Bob Moses, Outside Lands, This That Festival and more.
Released in March, the record has reached over 10M streams across platforms, with Top 20 Dance placements worldwide. The track went on to receive official remixes from German Super House duo Andhim, as well as piano house authority LP Giobbi, further cementing ‘Foolproof’ as an internationally recognized dance-floor heater.
The play between light and dark in the Australian producer’s releases and dynamic sets continues with a new Apple mix series titled “Seasons.” Having just released Volume 1, each quarterly mix explores this duality and shows that James can set the mood for any occasion. Whether it’s summer in the US or winter in Australia, James’ mixes will provide the perfect soundscape anywhere in the world.
Having amassed a collection of over half a billion streams worldwide, his debut LP Between Us, dropped in 2019, cemented his influence and range, with collaborations including Elderbrook, Running Touch, Boy Matthews, GRAACE, FARR and more. The LP was followed by a sold-out international tour that maxed out marquee venues like NY’s Webster Hall, LA’s Fonda Theater, Amsterdam’s Paradiso, and beyond.