Darren Hayes: your questions popped deep withinside. Part 1

Daz

We got him, you wanted him, we shared him. Here are the best of the questions you put to Mr. Darren Hayes of Savage Garden and Australia fame. Thankings.

Why did you leave it so long to come out? Surely everyone knew you was a gay. Bernard
To be honest, with some of the outfits that I wore in the 90s it was quite obvious. I joke around at gigs sometimes and say, ‘Is there anyone that DIDN’T know I was gay?’ Because apart from the emotional issues with coming out to myself so late, I thought I’d try and be a gentleman about it and guess people would assume it, but it wasn’t assumed.

I’ve read in interviews that you’re friends with Kylie. Do you have any plans on working with her. You are my favourite singers and I think you both represent Australia beautifully. Mel
Gosh. I adore Kylie and she gave me some of the best advice in my career. first of all, she said to me years ago, ‘You could come out now. I think it would be great if you did.’ And I did, so thank you Kylie. Secondly…when I wasn’t doing so well, she was having a complete renaissance with her Fever album in America, and she just said to me, ‘you just have to always go where the sun’s shining with your career. You’re not always going to be top of the charts.’ Her saying that inspired me because I thought, ‘Gosh, she’s been through the wringer.’ She got dropped after the Impossible Princess album, didn’t she? And that was a brilliant album.Top or bottom? Northern Bastard
I’m versatile. I’m not into cliches. I think that’s really limiting.

You’ve been using an origami bird a lot for this album. Does it symbolise anything specific? Musiquefan
This record is called This Delicate Thing We’ve Made and the cover is an origami Japanese bird. It signifies that we are the sum of our experiences. So if you unfolded the bird, you would see creases and those creases are experiences, good and bad. They make the piece of paper imperfect, they scar it. We are scarred by the things that touch us. There were two things in two weeks. First I married the love of my life and second I buried one of my best friends who died with AIDS. It was that juxtaposition that life is so delicate that was what I wanted to write about. I’m not on the cover but I’m all over that bitch on the inside, so don’t you worry.
What’s your guilty pleasure musically? Briony James
Probably Celine Dion. I know that it’s really uncool but I don’t care.

Are you channelling Prince on ‘Me, Myself and (I)?’ If so, will we see you wearing a spangled jumpsuit on the tour? Rex
I’ve so done the jumpsuit. His album Sign O the Times was a huge muse for this album. It’s the reason I made a double album. Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love and Prince’s Sign O the Times, they’re both slightly conceptual and I play around with my voice a lot on this record.
What smell do you wear? Betty Windsor
Several. I always mix colognes. If I wasn’t a pop star, I would be a nose for a fragrance company because I can identify different trace elements in different perfumes. It’s amazing. At the moment I’m wearing Givenchy’s Gentleman and over the top of it I’m wearing Paul Smith’s London. Gentleman is like a woody, leathery, tobacco kind of scent and the Paul Smith is very sweet, it’s got a very candy-like top note and I like the mix.
Do you squish bugs or set them peacefully free when you find them in the house? Tracy
I set them free except for cockroaches. I think they deserve to die.
Are you as boring as your music? Consuela
Yes.

Come back on Monday for more answers to your questions. Meanwhile, here’s the video for you good people…

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Darren’s new single, ‘On the Verge of Something Wonderful’ is out on 6th August and the album, This Delicate Thing We’ve Made is out on 20th August. 

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19 comments to “Darren Hayes: your questions popped deep withinside. Part 1”

  1. Yay my question was answered! Thanks for doing this ME ME ME!

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  2. terrific answers to some really good questions there. Gotta say, no way Darren is boring and his music most certainly isn’t. I shall look forward to reading the rest of Darren’s answers on Monday

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  3. hey d
    just wanted to say thankyou for everything that u have done for us ur fans and this album what can we aussies expect for this tour?mayb a time machine?
    leandaxxx

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  4. Darren, I’ve always admired your talent for writing intelligent and thought provoking lyrics, so what I would like to know is do you have any plans in the future to write a book or a screenplay for a film?

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  5. Great Q&A – couple of those answers made me smile.

    Aren’t some questions as boring as you make them? ;)

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  6. If its boring to be such a sweet and caring person like Darren is and lead a normal life without having regular headlines for drunk driving and drug abuse than he should become even more boring!

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  7. Darren boring? Five minutes of him and i have an headache cause but so many inputs!!! LOL Kidding Dar!!
    Great interviews and great answers, except for the cockroaches, :'( poor things… Tis not their fault they are ugly.
    Izx

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  8. Answered as diplomatically and authentically as always. Thank you!

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  9. Thanks for doing these questions. I love the way Darren answers questions. lol

    If Darren is that good with Perfume/aftershave why not bring out one of your own! Just a suggestion. :)

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  10. This is very, very cool! Thanks so much!

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  11. Thanks for the interview and to DArren for the answers!!
    Didnt find that boring in the slighest ;-p hehe!
    cant wait for part two!
    xx

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  12. Thanks for the interview, some great answers there. Can’t wait for part 2! x

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  13. bitch inside? too bad that this ” bitch” doesn’t bite yo.. LOL,
    kidding aside…
    Darren is one of those “well behave” artist who shone away from Drugs and other “Pop! tarts”

    ok… “Well behave”

    LOL

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  14. umm who cares?

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  15. I agree with you on that one Vic authentic and diplomatic are two things Darren has never wavered from. You are a true gem D! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Lots of love.

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  16. I love this guy! very honest answers…

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  17. i think hes wonderful hes got amazing range to his voice beautiful lyricsyou just know he,s been there done that and i love him

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  18. Top stuff, thanx!

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