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Hayden revives 'Everything I Long For' in bittersweet re-release

On the 20th anniversary of his career-making record, Everything I Long For, Hayden is revisiting the debut album that changed his life.

On the 20th anniversary of his career-making record, Everything I Long For, Hayden is revisiting the debut album that changed his life — and left him reeling.

The Canadian folk hero joins Shad to discuss his reluctance to celebrate the album, the disconnect he felt to his music during touring, and the realization that the audience is his friend.

"I was suddenly presented as this major label artist and I just wasn't comfortable," he tells Shad. 

Hayden performs three songs from the 1995 album he recorded partly in his parent's basement, and lets us in on the strange ways he handles stress.

On the 20th anniversary of his career-making record, Everything I Long For, Hayden is revisiting the debut album that changed his life. (wasteyourdaysaway.com)
Hayden felt performing change for him on his first tour, but now he's ready to revisit the songs from that time. (Hayden Desser/Youtube)

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