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Darren Hayes
Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Darren Hayes Signs To Mercury Records Australia

By Tim Cashmere
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:05:09 +1000

Former Savage Garden front man Darren Hayes has inked a deal with Mercury Records Australia.

The yet-to-be-titled record was co-written with Steve Robson (Taylor Swift/Leona Lewis), Carl Falk, Walter Afanasieff (Mariah Carey), Brian West (Nelly Furtado) and Phil Thornally (Pixie Lott) and produced by Robert Orton (Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Mary J. Blige).

“I feel incredibly excited to be launching a new era of my career with the biggest record company in the world,” Hayes said in a statement. “In the past having my own independent label was a personal milestone. The decision to join forces with Universal today has allowed me to maintain all of the creative freedom I have enjoyed but now with the support and enthusiasm of a major label who want my new album to reach the widest possible audience.  As an artist, this is a dream scenario.  Universal respect my past but believe strongly in my future. Their enthusiasm for my vision coupled with their reputation as market leaders makes me proud to call Universal my new home.”

The record will be his fourth solo album and his first single 2007’s ‘This Delicate Thing We’ve Made’.

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