Hayden Desser is a Toronto based musician. He began recording on a 4 – Track in the early 1990′s. After a few singles and cassettes, his first full length record was released in 1995. Everything I Long For marked the beginning of a 13 year cycle of recording, touring and lots of time off.
His international debut “Everything I Long For” (Geffen) was released in 1996 after initial attention in Canada following two cassettes and several 7-inch singles. The album’s home recorded songs appealed to critics and fans alike, making many year- end top ten lists. Following tours of the U.S, Europe and Japan, Hayden released “The Closer I Get” (Geffen) in 1998… a more band oriented affair and a sonic and lyrical progression. Following over a year of touring and promotion, Hayden closed the book on chapter one of his music career. It wasn’t until 2001 that he returned with the wonderful “Skyscraper National Park” (Badman). Recorded at his home studio, it is filled with a warmth and beauty that was felt by music lovers everywhere.
“This Canadian songwriter’s lovely, cracked, off-key vocals, winsome melodies and brilliant lyrics keep you going through the odd tune that sounds like half a song written by a man coasting. When he’s good, he’s great. A touchstone is early Waits but he has his own thing going on; a thoughtful, subdued take on the everyday – funnelled through apologetically beguiling harmonies.” – Time Out London