Hayden James returns with a brand new single “Waiting for Nothing” with Yaeger featured along with an official music video
The new single is the latest installment of James’ collaborative releases from 2021, which has also seen him join forces with Crooked Colours on “Rather Be With You”, and a team-up with Nat Dunn and Gorgon City for “Foolproof”.
Hayden James says of the track, “This is such a special song for me – it’s got a huge energy and Yaeger brings incredible emotion in her performance. It’s about that feeling of not knowing if you’re in the right relationship, if you’re wasting your time with the wrong person, if you’re stuck in a loop. I think a lot of people will connect with this.”
Hayden James’ new single “Waiting for Nothing” is elevated by Yaeger’s impassioned lyricism that sifts through the floor-shaking production from James. Rising synths interweave through the pulse-racing house beat as he crafts a euphoric pop atmosphere, inviting the Swedish-born singer to effortlessly pour her cascading vocals throughout.
Released in March, ‘Foolproof’ has garnered Top 20 Dance placements worldwide. The track went on to receive official remixes from German Super House duo Andhim and piano house authority LP Giobbi. ‘Foolproof’ was followed up by a dynamic collaborative single with Crooked Colours, “Rather Be With You”. Collectively, the tracks accumulated over 12M streams collectively and furthered Hayden James’ status as a global tastemaker from the world’s most revered talents.
Featured along with the release, the accompanying music video was directed by freelance director and creative director Ben Dean. With a host of awards under his belt including accolades from Cannes Film Festival, Guldägget, D&AD, and more, the Melbourne local has worked alongside major labels and brands for over a decade, including Converse, Sonos, YouTube, K-Swiss, Future Classic, and more.
In Dean’s own words, “The song talks about a relationship stuck in a loop and it’s the perfect balance of love-hate that fuels it. It inspired in me the feeling of constantly going around in circles as you try and find your way with a loved one. So, I wanted to bring that feeling to life in the video by telling a story through a series of spinning techniques.”
Projects with Azteck for “Waves of Gold” as well as Icona Pop in “Right Time” saw James sweep up another 20 million streams, a premiere by Zane Lowe on Beats 1, an addition to triple j, and support from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME and more. Since arriving on the scene with “Permission to Love” in 2013, and going on to release platinum-certified hits like “Numb” and “Just Friends”, Hayden’s talent has continued to flourish as he becomes synonymous with confident and clever, cross-over indie, and dance songs that resonate globally.
James has seen international success touring sold-out shows across the world including NY’s Webster Hall, LA’s Fonda Theatre, and Amsterdam’s Paradiso, while a live favorite in his Australia home, both through sold-out national touring and on the festival circuit. Most recently, he wrapped up a handful of North American tour dates with British house alumni Duke Dumont and has more upcoming shows set back home in Australia.