Hayden James Drops “On Your Own” Ahead of Forthcoming Album

Hayden James, Cassian, Elderbrook

Hayden James drops the latest single with Elderbrook and Cassian off his forthcoming album that you need to hear “On Your Own” to believe!


Hayden James is likely a name that entices the heart to sink deeper into a nostalgic chill house daydream. Whether he’s in the studio working on new music, announcing unique backyard streams, or tearing up Day Trip, he’s continuously gained momentum for the scene to celebrate on the dancefloor. He’s had tastemakers surprised by his innovative heaters that include the single, “Something About You,” off his debut album Between Us, and joined forces with Crooked Colours on “Rather Be With You” on Future Classic

Now, Hayden James is back on the label with “On Your Own,” but not alone as he’s joined by Cassian and Elderbrook. This tune starts with high melodic production paired with complimentary angelic vocals, matching the light and airy rhythm. Then, Cassian and Elderbrook add poetic, soft, and soulful touches to elevate the listening experience. From there, the break speeds into hyperspace as dopamine floods in, pulling more attention to the track as the buildup departs and leaves us craving more. As the track drifts back to the earth’s surface, the lyrics add clarity to the soul for a fresh breath of air.

Working with Elderbrook and Cassian on this record was epic. Cassian and I have been working on music together for the past 10 years so this one was special. I had an early demo version of this instrumental for years which I sent to Elderbrook mid-lockdown. He came back with the first verse and straight away that vocal was so, so great. I held onto it for six months, didn’t really do anything with it until I played it to Cassian. Cass and I worked out this high melodic, harmonic synth lead line line you hear in the pre chorus. The marriage of the melody with Elderbrook’s soaring vocal is such a moment. it’s all about harmony for me. We knew we had something special once we got that down. It has huge energy and is a true dance floor feel. 

Hayden James

The energy is intrinsic and will be sure to have listeners craving the full release of LIFTED on Friday, April 8, and we’re looking towards the sun to hear what beauty is to come from the soundscapes. At the same time, he’s giving fans another good time to look forward to by announcing his 2022 Tour happening this spring in the quest to showcase his forthcoming sophomore album.

Listen to “Own Your Own” on your preferred streaming platform, and keep your ears and eyes peeled for more information!

Stream Hayden James, Cassian – “On Your Own” (feat. Elderbrook) on Spotify:


Hayden James, Cassian, Elderbrook - On My Own

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Ashley is a passionate artist from Orange County that loves to escape into Los Angeles to dance any chance she can. Ashley's flair for music started at the young age of six when she received her first Casio keyboard to start her self-discovery through the sound. In High School, she began to learn guitar, write songs, and attended many shows to discover new genres. Her first memory of electronic music is attributed to her parents during a road trip, where her father played Moby in the car. Music helped her grow personally and professionally while studying to earn her Bachelor's of Fine Art degrees in Creative Photography and Illustration at California State University of Fullerton. Jamie xx, Tycho, Ratatat, and Above and Beyond are some of her favorite artists. You can find her in the crowd, grooving, and sharing genuine smiles wherever she goes.

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