ARTICLE FROM SUNDAY MAIL --- SEPTEMBER 12TH 2004
DARREN UNLUCKY IN LOVE
Former Savage Garden singer Darren Hayes can’t find a girlfriend. Darren who’s been single for two years, says it’s easy to meet women – it’s taking things to the next stage that’s the hard part. “If they don’t know who you are there’s this weird ‘so what do you do’ conversation,” he said recently. “Sometimes I’m vague and say something like ‘oh I do lots of things’. Then if you get into a romantic situation, after the third date you pretty much have to show them your website and cds because you don’t want them to work it out on their own. That changes the dynamic forever.”
Darren’s new album The Tension and the Spark delves into his “dark side”. Out of respect for my family, I have never spoken about my childhood. I never admitted I grew up with alcoholism and domestic violence until I was 24 and I told my wife,” Hayes said. “But that was one of the driving forces behind me becoming a performer and seeking the kind of love and approval I felt I didn’t receive growing up.” Darren admits he’s still battling his demons, but making his recent album was cathartic.
Darren is in Australia to promote his new album, but he won’t be coming to Adelaide.