interdisciplinary artist Hyd, AKA: Hayden Dunham, has releases “Skin 2 Skin,” the second single off her forthcoming four-track, self-titled EP, available Nov 5, 2021 via PC Music. Collaborator Caroline Polachek co-wrote, produced and engineered the track with Hyd in New York City. The release follows debut single “No Shadow.”
On the track, Hyd says “Skin 2 Skin is an electrified, oiled-up vector for self-ownership. It’s a visceral, saddle-up, switch anthem. This song is for the ponies of the world, you know who you are. It asserts that you get to be in your body on your own terms. Skin 2 Skin’ is about my terms.”
Hyd is deeply involved in the art world and music communities, she has dedicated her practice to reinventing systems – systems of communicating, systems of sexuality, systems of interacting with our environments. Her large-scale sculptural practice, where she creates fluid, transformative art installations, has been exhibited in museums and galleries across America, Asia and Europe. Past works include GEL, a vapor that traveled through the air vents of Andrea Rosen Gallery in NYC, and 7 Sisters, a seven-act performance at MoMA PS1 that incorporated dance, music, poetry, video and scents, with additional exhibitions and performances at Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, etc. Apart from appearances on A. G. Cook’s recent Apple LP, “No Shadow” marks the first time we’ve seen Hayden step out musically since Hey QT, the enigmatic and controversial project she created in collaboration with A. G. Cook and SOPHIE. The forthcoming Hyd EP is about creating ecosystems of care within queer relationships, with the essence of the project boiling down to two words: heart forward.
The EP cover and singles’ artworks were photographed by renowned artist, Torbjørn Rødland, whose images are saturated with symbolism, lyricism and eroticism. The graphic design identity is by Bureau Borsche, celebrated for their work with clients including Balenciaga, Supreme and The Face, among others. Creative direction by Hyd and Jordan Richman.
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