“Miss Fort Erie” by Hayden
Hayden, is today sharing his new single “Miss Fort Erie,” the track is available via Arts & Crafts. “Miss Fort Erie” is amongst the singer/songwriter’s first new music since his 2015 album Hey Love and follows the recent single “East Coast”, a forlorn ballad inspired by Leonard Cohen. Written, produced, and mixed by Hayden, “Miss Fort Erie” sets sail under grey skies for this “tale from the road” – an electrified yet bittersweet tune led by his gravely, familiar tenor, spanning the full range of joys between a hometown show (“Oh, the whole place rang”) and a short jaunt down to play Buffalo (“for ten people”).
Speaking about the track, Hayden says: “’Miss Fort Erie’ has been in my back pocket for a while now. It was written and recorded pretty quickly up in my attic in the summer of 2016. At the time, my mind was on balancing a young family and being out on the road. Something I’m weighing again now and in the coming months. I thought it a funny idea to describe a conversation between a couple, where the traveler always plays down their adventures so as to not make the one at home feel left out. As per usual, there’s a twist ending. Musically, I had a blast playing all the parts, and for an artist with a catalogue lacking in middle eight’s or bridges, I’m particularly proud of the changes throughout the song.”
“Miss Fort Erie” is accompanied by a wistful and reflective music video self-directed by Hayden during the morning of a recent tour stop in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Hayden sets the scene: “I checked into room 6 at the Captain’s Quarters hotel with my camera, a tripod and my guitar. I wanted a classic hotel room with an old tube TV. My friend Jud made some calls ahead of time and found the perfect setting for my tale from the road. As I play guitar and casually flip through the channels, we see segments of pretty well every music video I’ve been in over the years. Some that I’ve made myself, others with the help of many talented friends.”
Hayden 2023 Tour Dates
Feb 7 – Winnipeg MB – The Park Theatre
Feb 8 – Regina SK – The Artesian
Feb 9 – Saskatoon SK – Broadway Theatre
Feb 10 – Calgary AB – Central United Church – Block Heater
Feb 12 – Canmore AB – Communitea Café
Feb 15 – Vancouver BC – Christ Church Cathedral
Purchase tickets for Hayden HERE
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