Darren Hayes dropped a treat for fans in the form of new single “Do You Remember?”.
Taken from his upcoming new solo record, his first in a decade, the song is a reminder of the love and lust found under neon spotlights, over pulsating drum machine and synthwave soundtracks.
‘Do you remember?’ is the sequel to ‘Let’s try to be in love’ and it is perfectly suited to the club. It was written and recorded by Hayes in Los Angeles. Mixing and mastering completed by Trevor Yasuda (Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey) and Mike Bozzi (Childish Gambino, Janet Jackson).
Commenting on the track shared by Hayes:
“Production-wise, it’s what I’ve always wanted to do but never had the skills to do until now. It reminds me of what I loved about the ‘Faith’ songs. by George Michael and some of my favorite Prince records from the late 80s. It’s all about the groove.
I spent years trying to tune a Linn drum machine to sound like those snare drums. In doing so, I descended this incredible rabbit hole of vintage synth sounds – including what I loved about 80s technology like the Synclavier and Fairlight. I let my voice wander and stretch – and had so much fun with trippy keyboards and big square bass patches.
Lyrically, the song is an account of Hayes’ first kiss with a man, a transformative event for the singer, now through an open and proud perspective.