That's the enigmatic Darren Hayes yukking it up with Justin Shave, his producer (who also did Antigone's forthcoming debut). It's only a matter of weeks until Darren's double CD is released. While Madonna is running around chasing trends with Timbaland, Darren and Antigone are doing what The Queen used to do best: collaborating with a talented newcomer.
Darren is also blazin' trails with his promotion, being creative and risky with the way he "births" this album. He basically leaked two single-worthy tracks earlier this year (I love that!) and he's been using myspace, youtube and bloggers to get the word out. He did an early interview with Instinct and recently one with the EQ blog. About.com just did a big chat as well.
Darren's new single On The Verge... has a live version of a beautiful new ballad called I Just Want You To Love Me. MAJOR vocal on that one. It's very gay pride-ish and still very personal.
So, do the math: four good tracks from the CD with 21 more to go and word from my Deep Throat is that the album is very, very good. For the unaware, it has one the prettiest titles of 2007: This Delicate Thing We've Made.
Below is a video of Darren showing off his big package in what looks to be an airport... Hmmmm. Who would have thought it could be that amazing?
Last word: Play this to hear the new music for the tour version of Unlovable...an older song that's sort of like therapy set to a beat and synths. Watch the original. This new version sounds like Fergie's Glamorous, doesn't it? D'luvly noted this in his concert review a few weeks ago.