Hayden Thorpe announces deluxe version of his second album + shares new single "Polygod"
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Hayden Thorpe announces deluxe version of his second album + shares new single "Polygod"

Last autumn, Hayden Thorpe released his beautiful second album Moondust For My Diamond. Now he is pleased to reveal details of a deluxe version entitled Moondust For My Diamond – Every Piece of Dust Edition, that will get a digital only release on August 19th. The special edition includes the original album, four new tracks and four remixes of songs from Moondust For My Diamond.  

Produced by Nathan Jenkins (aka Bullion) and Richard Formby, the four new tracks see Thorpe explore a deeper, and more seductive side to his song writing. Today, Hayden shares “Polygod”, and reveals the origins of the new music: "Every Piece of Dust brings into the family all of the stray songs that were written alongside Moondust For My Diamond. I think of this release as a Director's Cut - indulging some of the choices that went unmade up until now. There’s a mini-grief that happens when you finish off and move on from a record - you almost have to say, "I’m moving on forever”. However these songs stave off execution day for sometime yet.” 

Directed by Andy Little, the video for “Polygod” sees Hayden cloaked in angel wings as he sings the refrain “Set me on fire”. 

The arresting new remixes come from four artists who have made an impact on Thorpe across his recent musical journey: Hinako Omori, Deep Throat Choir, Nakhane and James Adrian Brown. Thorpe says: “I feel so lucky to have such gifted friends make these remixes for me. Each one of them have in some way elevated and maximised all that the song could be. It’s so thrilling and heartening to have people you care about create alongside you. It’s a collection I’m really proud of for that reason." 

Additionally, Hayden Thorpe has announced a special evening in London next month to celebrate the release of his Full Moon Chronicles Zine. A collection of his essays written over the past few years, this is the first time they will be available as a physical artefact and all in one place. Thorpe will be reading and performing at the Brick Lane Bookshop event and the Full Moon Chronicles zine will be available to buy on the night. 

25th August
Brick Lane Bookshop, London, E1 6RU

Hayden Thorpe will also be joining Everything Everything on their UK tour next month and Jon Hopkins on his European run.  

Upcoming live dates 
14th August - Alberts Shed, Shrewsbury *
15th August - Exeter Phoenix, Exeter *
16th August - Sin City, Swansea *
17th August - Cheese and Grain, Frome *
19th August - Picturedrome, Holmfirth *
20th August - Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal *
22nd August - Chinnerys, Southend *
23rd August - Cambridge Junction, Cambridge *
24th August - The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth *
5th September – Helsinki Music Centre, Helsinki ^
6th September – Laeiszhalle, Hamburg ^
10th September – Sentrum Scene, Oslo ^
11th September – Gota Lejon, Stockholm ^
12th September – DR Koncherthuset, Copenhagen ^
14th September – Amare, The Hague ^
15th September – Cirque Royal, Brussels ^
16th September – Salle Pleyel, Paris ^
24th September – L’Auditori, Barcelona ^
26th September – Philharmonie, Berlin ^
* w/ Everything Everything
^ w/ Jon Hopkins

Moondust For My Diamond – Every Piece of Dust Edition Tracklisting:
1. Material World
2. The Universe Is Always Right
3. No Such Thing
4. Parallel Kingdom
5. Golden Ratio
6. Metafeeling
7. Hotel November Tango
8. Rational Heartache
9. Spherical Time II
10. Suspended Animation
11. Runaway World
12. Polygod
13. Cast In Silver
14. In The Drift
15. Outside In
16. The Universe Is Always Right (Hinako Omori remix)
17. Parallel Kingdom (Nakhane remix)
18. Golden Ratio (Deep Throat Choir remix)
19. Metafeeling (James Adrian Brown remix)

Moondust For My Diamond – Every Piece of Dust Edition will be available digitally. Pre-order here.