Darren Hayman to release a song every day in January

Darren Hayman on Eigg. Photo by Sarahluv

The uber-talented Darren Hayman has set himself the goal of writing, recording and releasing a song a day this month.

Each song is released as a free download, available for only a couple of days. You can get them from his Soundcloud here. After that, you can buy them for £1 each on Bandcamp here.

Darren said: ‘It’s an experiment to see what will happen to my creativity. Being a musician is essentially an easy job and even though I consider I work hard I wanted to see what would occur when I imposed a strict discipline on my songwriting’.

‘I’m expecting to have the time of my life. I get to do my favourite thing every day all day’.

‘I’ve got a lot of my friends to help me out; The Wave Pictures, Terry Edwards, Allo Darlin, The Voluntary Butler Scheme and Ballboy as well as total strangers and musicians across the globe in virtual link ups. Trumpets, harps, saws, synthesizers, saxophones and Spanish Flamenco bands are all due to appear’.

‘As well as writing the songs I will draw, write and film throughout the days. Pages of my journal will be scanned and appear on Tumblr alongside mini movies and the actual songs’.

FFS’s favourite so far is Staying In, which features clarinet by Rebecca Evans.

We’re Staying In from Darren Hayman on Vimeo.