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Hayden Press Sept 2022 credit to Christie Greyerbiehl

Feist, Steve Buscemi and The National's Matt Berninger star in video for Hayden's new single "On A Beach"

28 February 2023, 16:08 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Hayden has announced his first new album in eight years, Are We Good, and has shared his latest cut "On A Beach", which lands with a video starring Feist, Steve Buscemi and Matt Berninger of The National.

"On A Beach" features Feist, and is the third preview of Hayden's Are We Good album, after "East Coast" and "Miss Fort Erie". The new single is teamed with a Yael Staav-directed video, which stars Feist, Matt Berninger of The National, and Steve Buscemi, who he last worked with on the music for Buscemi's 1997 directorial debut Trees Lounge.

Hayden explains: "One afternoon February 2021 I was asleep at my piano when I received a text from my friend Leslie (Feist), inviting me to be a part of a songwriting workshop with several other musicians of note. I was terrified, but joined in as an attempt to jolt myself out of submission. The idea was to write a song a day for seven consecutive days, sharing them later each evening with the other writers. A great combination of pure feet to the fire expression and accountability.

""On A Beach" was my "day four" submission. I continued tinkering with the song and recording in the following weeks, adding a bridge, tracking several synth lines to try to create what I thought hypnosis may sound like. A few weeks later, Leslie was in town and I invited her to sing on a newer verse I’d written to make the song more of a conversation. Who better than the best, and the one who basically made the song happen in the first place."

Are We Good was written, produced, and mixed predominantly by Hayden at Skyscraper National Park, the studio at the top of his Toronto home, and will follow 2015's Hey Love. The National's Aaron Dessner co-produced two songs on the album at his Long Pond Studios.


  1. East Coast
  2. We Danced
  3. On A Beach (feat. Feist)
  4. Terry Cloth Blue (Every Single Thing)
  5. Nothing Wrong
  6. Are We Good
  7. Window Washer Blues
  8. Miss Fort Erie
  9. It’s Just Me
  10. Lay This In Mind
  11. Can’t Happen Now

"On A Beach" featuring Feist is out now. Hayden's Are We Good album will arrive via Arts & Crafts on 5 April, and is available to pre-order now.

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