Nick Hayward Young


Hampshire based singer/songwriter Nick Hayward-Young has recently released a new single entitled “The Times In Your Life”, it’s a song that came about through an interesting set of circumstances. Nick explains “I was incredibly fortunate back at the beginning of 2020 to meet a quite brilliant saxophone player called Nathan Haines; a jazz musician from New Zealand of world renown, who I was hoping to book for a project I was curating in his home city of Auckland. Somewhat inevitably, Covid put an end to the project, but the connection was not in vain. Almost exactly a year after we met, I am thrilled to be releasing a song on which Nathan not only played a sublime saxophone part, but which he also mixed for me. His contribution has taken this song to an entirely new place and I couldn’t be more thrilled with it”.

The song’s lyrics take a reflective look at things from the past, something that a lot of us have been doing over the last year, with all the time we had to kill. It looks at the good and bad choices made and the path that these choices lead you. At just under 4 minutes long it meanders along with gently played guitar chords, which reminds me of the chords played on Thunderclap Newman’s ‘Something In The Air’. These are mixed with Nathan’s beautifully improvised saxophone and it’s all brought together with Nick’s smoothly delivered vocals. It’s a wonderfully creative song and clearly working with Nathan has made Nick up his game even further.

Nick Hayward Young

The Track is available now and can be found on Spotify here.

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Words by David Chinery (Chinners).

Nick Hayward Young

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