Darren Hayes - Homosexual

Low-key obsessed with the record! I was apprehensive about diving in at first but I love it. It is dense and a lot to take in, yes.I can hear Pet Shop Boys, Prince, George Michael, Depeche Mode influences, with Darren's distinct vocal and songwriting assets. The traumas and internal questionings he tackles feel very relatable. The songwriting gets a little bit awkward at times, but it kind of feels part of the straightforward, yet almost caustic approach of the record? In any case, I think Darren gave us a heartfelt and moving collection of songs.


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He performed the new tour mix of Insatiable at the Australian Open a couple days ago.

Muffy, sis... the vocals. This choreography clearly doesn't help what is already a very difficult song to sing.

Also, what was the need to mash this up with Patrice Rushen's Forget Me Nots? The two don't really go together.

I applaud his honesty.

I do too, but he's missing some important facts re. his Aussie tour and American tour.

In Australia, his promoter has booked venues that hold between 8,000 to 12,000.

His American dates are 1,800 capacity for LA, 1,495 capacity for New York, 1,800 for Chicago.

Had he been booked in smaller venues in Australia, things would be different.
Tour setlist:

  1. Chained to You
  2. Affirmation
  3. The Animal Song
  4. Insatiable
  5. All You Pretty Things
  6. To the Moon & Back
  7. Two Beds and a Coffee Machine
  8. The Power of Good-Bye (Madonna cover)
  9. I Don't Know You Anymore
  10. Poison Blood
  11. I Knew I Loved You
  12. Casey
  13. Do You Remember?
  14. Homosexual (Act One)
  15. Let's Try Being in Love
  16. Pop!ular
  17. Break Me Shake Me
  18. Hey Matt
  19. Dublin Sky
  20. Crash and Burn
  21. Truly Madly Deeply
  22. I Want You
  23. The Best Thing