Raised in LA and based in Berlin, Hayfitz is the folk artist of our dreams. His highly anticipated sophomore album, Everything Else, is set to be an honest, emotional, and beautiful depiction of the past several years of his life. About as vulnerable as you can get, the whole album was recorded and co-produced with the very person he wrote all the songs about.
Realising his sexuality at twenty-five upon falling for his friend and musical collaborator, Sam Cope, he spent the next two years writing music alone. Telling the story of his queer identity and unrequited love, he touches on feelings of confusion, separation, hope, resilience, and reconciliation. After reuniting, Hayfitz and Cope produced the music together, isolated for three weeks in a cabin outside of Pittsburgh. A touching depiction of their story, it is accompanied by visuals from the cabin, taken on Super 8mm.
Soft and intimate, with touching and heart wrenching lyrics, “Delusional” has us in tears. Out now, the song and visuals depict a shift in the friends’ story, marking a new chapter of connection and friendship. Hayfitz originally planned for the record as a whole to be titled this, however, upon coming back together with Sam, the album took on a new, less distant story — one that felt far from delusional. “Sonically this song starts side B of the record and it establishes a much more hopeful and almost resilient theme for all the songs that follow,” explains Hayfitz. “It was by far the most challenging to get right and we even considered tossing it all together after a day and half of it not getting there, but it turned out to be one of the songs I’m most proud of. I’ve found that sometimes the songs that are the most challenging to figure out always end up being so much more rewarding and worth it at the end of the day.”
Hayfitz has two upcoming tour dates, in London on September 7 and in New York on November 3. For more information, click here.
We are so honoured to premiere “Delusional”, available to watch below!