It appears that former Savage Garden singer, Darren Hayes, has been struck-off Columbia Records’ high priority list in the US. What led to that? Well, that occurred because of the failure of his solo single and album.
The record label decided to give Darren the same status as Celine Dion, Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez, all of whom are huge global bestsellers, after seeing that he used to have a popular and flourishing career when he was still linked up with Savage Garden.
However, the transatlantic failure of Darren’s debut single, ‘Insatiable’, and the album, ‘Spin’, which both fought miserably to make the US Top 40, has forced Columbia Records, to rethink his marketability.
The company, to a certain extent, blames Darren Hayes’ decision to ditch an $800,000 music video, after complaining the choreography looked rather “too gay” and the fact that he reverted to his natural blond hair for his solo work.
According to Darren, he dyed his hair black for Savage Garden as “a metaphor for feeling like I had to become someone else.” However, the press in Australia reported recently that people basically are failing to recognise the singer with his blond locks and hat, commenting “as it stands, the music video for ‘Insatiable’ looks like it’s from some blond guy named Darren Hayes.”
Darren Hayes will release a second UK single from ‘Spin’, which is entitled ‘Strange Relationship’, which I give 3 stars out of 5, on the 8th of July.