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    My debut album, 'Initiate' is now available to own on Enhanced CD! With a limited run of 1,500 copies, the first 150 will be personally signed by me in silver marker. With all the artwork designed myself, this package is the fulfillment of my artistic vision for the project!

    - Presented in a strong Super Jewel Box case, with metallic foil sticker and 12-page full colour booklet.
    - Booklet contains liner notes, song lyrics and glossy photos

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    - Extra photos and alternate album artwork in Hi-Resolution
    - HD desktop wallpapers (1920x1080)
    - Bonus video, "Initiate: Behind The Shoot" a look at the action involved in creating my chrome transformation!

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Written, composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

I’ve got a #Black heart
So don’t you mess with me baby
All #Black suit
With the #Blacked out shades
#BLACKVelvet on the sheets
‘Cos she likes the feel baby
I’m the deepest shade of #Schwarz
All #Black everything

Mystery and power
At the midnight hour
I’m stealthy like the Raven
With a bite like the #BlackMamba
Cool and in control
The origins of Soul
I embody elegance
So don’t dictate my role

#Black cat, no #BlackPanther
Prepare yourself ‘cos I’m coming atcha
#Black on #Black hat, tilt that to the side
Patent leather shoes you can watch me glide
#Black ice, no #BlackDiamonds
I’m ‘bout unleash my inner tribesman
I’m not French but, I’ve got a thing for #Noir…


Smooth like oil
Ancient blood so royal
Now I know my history
I’ll never slave or toil
I move like a Ninja
To the beats of #Africa
Infectious is my rhythm
Shake your body faster

#Black wheels, no #BlackFerrari
I got the strength of a #Zulu army
#Black on #Black shirt with the #Ebony tie,
Keep looking into my #Charcoal eyes
#Black jet, no #BlackSpaceship
Take you into orbit, I’ll arrange it
I’m not French but, I’ve got a thing for #Noir…


Dance with me through the #Black night
(Its gonna get #Black tonight)
I’ll show you everything under the moonlight
(I can be your dark delight…)
I’m feeling like the Dark Knight…
So jump in my #Batmobile,
And I’ll take you for a ride…

Tribal Skank it,
Harlem Shake
Pop it, drop it
Make no mistakes
Welcome to the black groove
Let me see your black moves
I wanna see your black moves
Let me see your black moves

Martin Luther,
Malcolm X,
Michael Jackson,
Better than the rest
It’s Mr. Richards,
Giving you #BLACKVelvet
I’m smooth like #BLACKVelvet
The deepest #Black

© 2015 HAR Productions


from Initiate, released April 10, 2015
Written & composed by Hayden Richards
Produced, arranged, recorded & mixed by Hayden Richards for HAR Music
Lead & background vocals: Hayden Richards
Drum programming, bass & synths: Hayden Richards
Recorded at HAR Studios, London
Engineered by Tim Debney


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Hayden Richards London, UK

After releasing his debut album, INITIATE in 2015, Hayden returns for 2017 with an exciting new sound, retaining his signature style of fluid vocals & dance-filled R&B.

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