Triple j whizz kid Hayden Calnin has dropped a clip for single ‘White Night’.
Director Kathleen Lee conceived the video’s concept: she takes a standard night out and stands it on its head, reversing the traditional gender roles of party goers. Feminine men skulk down dark alleyways, while masculine women take an assertive role in the dance floor dynamic. Teamed with Calnin’s husky croon, it’s a visually stunning and thought-provoking clip, twisting ideas of identity and sexuality from what, on the surface, sounds like a break up track.
Calnin has been on the rise since his debut EP City. He’s played Falls Festival and NYE on the Hill, and opened for the likes of Missy Higgins and Matt Corby. No word yet on the release date of his first LP, but he’s confirmed on Facebook that he’ll focus on producing in 2016.
You can catch him in Melbourne and Sydney in October, where he’ll take ‘White Night’ to the stage.
HAYDEN CALNIN ‘WHITE NIGHT’ TOUR:
Friday, October 9
Howler, Melbourne VIC
Thursday, October 15
Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW