Dance Therapy

from by Hayden Richards

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £0.79 GBP  or more

    You own this


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    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

    ENHANCED CD CONTENT (Accessed via Mac or PC):
    - Additional mp3 copy of the album for portable devices
    - 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!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Initiate via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 1 day
    edition of 1500 

      £3.99 GBP

    You own this  



Written, composed & performed by HAYDEN RICHARDS

There come those times
in everyone’s life
(When you’re on the verge of losing your mind)
Those problems just won’t let you be
(You know you just can’t take the pressure but only you can see it)
The walls, they’re closing in on you
(A million new barriers for you to get through)
Nobody understands what it’s like to be in your shoes
(Never enough is the result of all you do)

But I just put my records on,
Yeah, yeah!
It’s the best thing when that beat just takes me on, I’m gone!

When my body moves, I dance away from you
So please, I gotta find my peace
Just leave me alone…

When the world seems like it’s all against you
Just tell me what are you gonna do?
Feels like you’re fighting a losing battle sometimes
But there’s nothing better than a good rhyme
Music gets down in your soul
Just gotta move, gotta lose control oh,
Oh no no,
Just leave me alone…

You’re sick of telling everyone that it’s fine
(Told the same lies, time after time)
Always picking up the blame!
(They take it out on you, because of their shame)
Desperation, frustration, it flows through you
(Just can’t help feeling so damn damn blue)
But I found the remedy, yeah it’s true
(There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, here’s what you do)

‘Cos you just gotta put your records on
They can’t hurt you when that beat just takes you on, you’re gone!

My body moves, and I forget all about you
So please, I just need release
Just leave me alone…


Ballroom, Tap, Jazz and Ballet,
Hip-Hop, Swing, Bop and Classical
It doesn’t matter what kind of dance you do
Just as long as it helps you get through
Oh, oh no…


Leave me alone
Just leave me alone
Leave me alone,
When that beat comes on yes I’ll be gone, yeah

(That beat comes on…and I'll be gone!)


© 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
Drums, synths & vocal percussion: Hayden Richards
Recorded at HAR Studios, London
Engineered by Tim Debney


all rights reserved



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.

contact / help

Contact Hayden Richards

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns