New Music Fridays – Hayden Thorpe

Now that the Wild Beasts are done as a band (sadface), the lead falsetto of the group has emerged from the ashes with his new solo album called Diviner.

The first song I heard was Love Crimes and I was instantly hooked. It sounded reminiscent of Wild Beasts, but stripped down with a deeper intimacy.

After listening a few times, I like the flow of how there are some catchy pop numbers and then there are some moody tracks that reach a bit further.

Hayden’s voice is very unique and, while I’m sure there are some people who don’t like the sound, I think it is fantastically appropriate for the type of music he writes.

I was crushed when Wild Beasts broke up, but now that I have this album and the hope that there will be more Hayden Thorpe music in the future, I don’t have to cry myself to sleep on my huge pillow anymore.