The new Darren Hayes single, out 23 August, sounds not only like Kylie Minogue’s Slow but also like Fischerspooner’s Emerge and M’s Pop Muzik, whch maes it so brilliant. It’s entitled Popular.
As you might expect from Darren Hayes, Popular seems to be a satire on the music industry.
The chorus is all “I’m willing to sleep my way to the top, I want to be pop…ular / I don’t wanna keep my feet on the ground, I wanna be popular”, and the middle eight has a brilliant bit which goes “My friends are all in limousines, my friends are all celebrities… I just sold my soul”.
This will probably be a total commercial disaster but it’s absolutely spectacular. Keep a lookout for it.