Darren Hayes is a true pop innovator who constantly challenges himself creatively to serve up exciting new music that is often a reflection of his own state of mind. After the slick pop production of his solo debut LP "Spin" and the angsty follow-up "The Tension & The Spark," the former Savage Garden singer returned with the very ambitious concept LP "This Delicate Thing We've Made" in 2007. The record turned out to be an intensely cathartic effort for Hayes that dealt with many of the inner-conflicts that had occupied him for so long
After taking a lengthy break, the Aussie crooner is now gearing up to return with a brand-new CD that is introduced by the splashy lead single "Talk Talk Talk," which was produced by Carl Falk and mixed by Rob Orton. The song reveals a contemporary, poppier sound that should appeal to a wide audience of music lovers with its pop-savvy production, uplifting melody and catchy vocal hooks (the song's soaring middle eight is especially splendid).
The upbeat melodic stylings of the song contrasts harmoniously with its serious undertones that discuss a break-down in communication between two lovers. Hayes sings, "I know you want to shut down. I know you think we're better alone (. . .) You can hide away your feelings and burn your bridges in the dark, but I know you want to break through. Just breath out because all I want to do is just talk talk talk to you."
Inspired by Michael Jackson's" Dangerous" album cover, the single comes along with a fantastic new video of kaleidoscopic beauty that shows a collage of vibrant, animated images with close ups of Hayes stacked against them. Watch the video for "Talk Talk Talk" after the break. (Support new pop and download "Talk Talk Talk" on iTunes.)