Singer, songwriter and producer Hayden James, today returns with an official video to accompany his infectious jam “Just A Lover”. Out via Future Classic, the video can be viewed here.
Directed by Leigh Newman of Splintr, the video shows an encounter between two lovers in a dingy American motel. With dreamlike sequences intertwined with passionate scenes between the two characters, the video serves as the perfect accompaniment to a track that pleads and croons for a temporary lover.
With the audio premiering on Stereogum last month, the track made the rounds in the blogosphere and beyond, charting on Hype Machine and turning heads with it’s intricate percussion and catchy vocals. A follow up to his runaway hit, “Something About You”, “Just A Lover” now stands at over 2 million plays on Spotify alone.
A remix package for “Just A Lover” has also been revealed – featuring remixes from Pomo, Karma Kid and Frits Wentlink. Producing for the likes of Mac Miller and Anderson .Paak, and with previous remixes for Tinashe and Janet Jackson under his belt, Montreal whizz Pomo’s sleek spin fuses his signature funk and house inspired beats with Hayden’s original. Meanwhile British producer Karma Kid, twists up the structure and BPM for a fresh, heavier take, and Dutch lo-fi house connoisseur Frits Wentlink delivers a wonky, textured reimagining to keep everyone moving.
Set to complete his run of Australian and Asia shows at a sold-out Metro Theatre in Sydney tomorrow night, and with a mammoth 19 date US tour due to kick off in October, the only way seems to be up for the trailblazing Hayden James.
‘Just A Lover’ Australian Tour Thur 15 Sep | Sydney | Metro Theatre
Joining existing World Tour dates: Wed 13 July | Tønsberg, Norway | Slottsfjell Festival Fri 15 July | Dour, Belgium | Dour Festival Sat 16 July | Southwold, United Kingdom | Latitude Festival Sun 17 July | Dublin, Ireland | Longitude Festival (DJ Set) Thurs 21 July | Thredbo, Australia | Thredbo Uni Week Party Fri 22 July | Byron Bay, Australia | Splendour In The Grass Fri 29 July | Chicago, IL | Lollapalooza Tues 9 August | Singapore | Beach Beats Fest Wed 10 August | Seoul, South Korea | Radio Gaga Fri 12 August | Hong Kong | AsiaWorld Expo Sat 13 August | Jakarta, Indonesia | We The Festival Sun 14 August | Bali, Indonesia | The W Tues 11 October | Philadelphia, PA | Johnny Brenda’s Wed 12 October | Washington, DC | U Street Music Hall Thurs 13 October | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg Fri 14 October | Cambridge, MA | The Sinclair Sat 15 October | Montreal, Canada | Belmont Tues 18 October | Toronto, Canada | Velvet Underground Fri 21 October | Milwaukee, WI | The Miramar Theatre Sat 22 October | Minneapolic, MN | Triple Rock Social Club Tues 25 October | Vancouver, Canada | Fortune Sound Club Wed 26 October | Seattle, WA | The Crocodile Thurs 27 October | Portland, OR | Holocene Fri 28 October | San Fransisco, CA | The Independent Sat 29 October | Denver, CO | Larimer Lounge Wed 2 November | San Diego, CA | The Casbah Thurs 3 November | Santa Barbara, CA | Soho Music Club Fri 4 November | Las Vegas, NV | The Bunkhouse Sat 5 November |Phoenix, AZ | Crescent Ballroom