To many, Everything I Long For is a classic record, a coming-of- age debut album (which was recently awarded Gold status in Canada) that kick-started a long, prolific, and storied career for one of Canada’s most respected songwriters. On its 20th anniversary, Hayden acknowledged the critical role that Everything I Long For played in not only his life as a musician but in the unexpected life it took among music fans who still celebrate its influence more than two decades later.
With an incredible outpouring of support (and demand) from fans across the country, Hayden has announced plans to bring his acclaimed EILF20 solo tour across Canada in September. For the newly announced dates, the album will be made available as a limited edition teal-coloured vinyl, through his own Hardwood Records.
To many, Everything I Long For is a classic record, a coming-of- age debut album (which was recently awarded Gold status in Canada) that kick-started a long, prolific, and storied career for one of Canada’s most respected songwriters. On its 20th anniversary, Hayden acknowledged the critical role that Everything I Long For played in not only his life as a musician but in the unexpected life it took among music fans who still celebrate its influence more than two decades later.
“Because making new music is always my priority, and I'm suspicious of nostalgia, looking back twenty years was a reluctant experiment,” Hayden explains. “However, after completing those first shows in April and putting the re-issue together, I realized that not only did I really enjoy doing it but that this era of my music has special significance to a certain group of people. This process has not only been my way of comprehending that impact but it's been a way for me to say thank you for supporting me for all these years.”