LA indie pop artist Haiden just released his first single of 2023 in the form of “flight attendant,” a deeply emotional, heartfelt ballad serving as the closing chapter to the relationship that inspired his 2022 debut EP Good Grief! Check out the full track and review below!
Raised in Ojai, CA and a 2022 graduate of The University of Southern California, Haiden continues to win fans with his witty lyricism, powerful guitar lines, layered harmonies, and candid expression. Last December, he embarked on his first 14 date tour, opening for Alejandro Aranda aka Scarypoolparty in venues across the Southwest. Haiden’s success to date is impressive considering his decision to pivot from aerospace engineering to artistry took place only two years ago.
“A few years ago, I was an engineer living in my car and modeling part time to save money for an eventual move to LA,” he says. “If someone had told me that something as simple as picking up a guitar would wreck those plans so drastically, I would’ve laughed… and probably picked it up anyways.”
The track was co-written by Dan Swank (All Time Low, New Rules) and co-produced alongside frequent collaborator Barry Fowler.
“Underneath the song’s callus is a deep need to preserve what made my relationship worth being in,” says Haiden. “This song is the catalyst for my next era, which focuses more on my personal struggles with trust and intimacy, while also maturing in imagery, concept, and tone.”
This track is extremely well done. It has more of an acoustic feel, which is perfect, considering how strong his vocals are. His delivery and tone are both absolutely beautiful. He has such a strong voice that keeps you on the edge of your toes, ready for more. He does a great job at showing off his vocals, all while never losing the emotion of the song. One of my favorite tracks this week. Make sure to add this one to your playlists.
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