Darren Stanley Hayes (born 8 May 1972) is an Australian singer-songwriter and podcaster. Hayes was the frontman and singer of the pop duo Savage Garden until it disbanded in 2001. Their 1997 album Savage Garden peaked at No. 1 in Australia, No. 2 in United Kingdom and No. 3 in United States. It spawned the singles "I Want You", "To the Moon and Back", and Australian and US No. 1 "Truly Madly Deeply". The duo followed the success of their debut album with Affirmation (1999), which provided additional hits such as US No. 1 "I Knew I Loved You", and Australian No. 3 "The Animal Song". Savage Garden parted ways in 2001. They have sold more than 23 million albums worldwide.Hayes released his first solo album Spin in 2002. The album sold two million copies worldwide, debuted at No. 2 in the UK and No. 3 in Australia. It delivered the hit single "Insatiable". Hayes's second solo album The Tension and the Spark marked a change of direction for the singer-songwriter, showing experimentation with electronica and darker lyrics. NME wrote about its first single, "Pop!ular" saying it was "A twistered masterclass in career reintervention...This guy is a genius." While The Observer said "This album is no folly and succeeds, often to the point of all out triumph, on its own terms." Hayes parted way with his record label Columbia Records in 2006 and started his own independent record label, Powdered Sugar, from which he would release his third solo album, This Delicate Thing We've Made (2007).

In mid-2010, Hayes announced the completion of recording his fourth solo album, Secret Codes and Battleships, featuring three songs co-written and produced by Brian West and mixed by Robert Orton, who is best known for working with Lady Gaga. On 17 April 2011, Hayes signed with Mercury Records' Australian division and in August 2011 with EMI Records in the UK. The album was released in Australia on 21 October 2011, 24 October in the UK, and 25 October in the US, with singles "Talk Talk Talk", "Bloodstained Heart", and "Black Out the Sun" released before the album.

In 2013, Hayes relocated from London to Los Angeles, where he studied improv sketch comedy at The Groundlings Theatre and School. In 2015, he created a comedy podcast titled The He Said He Said Show. In 2016 he launched another comedic podcast, a film review show with co-host Anthony Armentano called 'We Paid to See This'. Hayes announced on 13 March 2016 that he had been writing an original musical with writer and comedian Johnny Menke.

Stupid Mistake (Bright Light Bright Light Remix)

Stupid Mistake (Bright Light Bright Light Remix)

May 7, 2012

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Stupid Mistake EP

Stupid Mistake EP

May 4, 2012

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Secret Codes And Battleships

Secret Codes And Battleships

October 24, 2011

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Secret Codes And Battleships (Deluxe Version)

Secret Codes And Battleships (Deluxe Version)

October 24, 2011

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Black Out the Sun

Black Out the Sun

October 2, 2011

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Talk Talk Talk

Talk Talk Talk

June 24, 2011

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Talk Talk Talk (Remix 2)

Talk Talk Talk (Remix 2)

June 24, 2011

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Talk Talk Talk (Remix 1)

Talk Talk Talk (Remix 1)

June 24, 2011

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Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball

January 1, 2011

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Talk Talk Talk (Penguin Prison Remix)

Talk Talk Talk (Penguin Prison Remix)

January 1, 2011

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Talk Talk Talk (Fred Falke Remix)

Talk Talk Talk (Fred Falke Remix)

January 1, 2011

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Talk Talk Talk (Club Junkies Mix)

Talk Talk Talk (Club Junkies Mix)

January 1, 2011

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Talk Talk Talk (7th Heaven Club Mix)

Talk Talk Talk (7th Heaven Club Mix)

January 1, 2011

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Out Of Talk (Hall & Oates Remix)

Out Of Talk (Hall & Oates Remix)

January 1, 2011

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Bloodstained Heart (Monsieur Adi Mix)

Bloodstained Heart (Monsieur Adi Mix)

January 1, 2011

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Bloodstained Heart

Bloodstained Heart

January 1, 2011

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Secret Codes and Battleships

Secret Codes and Battleships

January 1, 2011

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Secret Codes and Battleships (Deluxe Version)

Secret Codes and Battleships (Deluxe Version)

January 1, 2011

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Bloodstained Heart (Kryder Remixes)

Bloodstained Heart (Kryder Remixes)

May 7, 2010

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Me Myself And (i)

Me Myself And (i)

November 12, 2007

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This Delicate Thing We've Made (Deluxe)

This Delicate Thing We've Made (Deluxe)

August 20, 2007

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This Delicate Thing We've Made

This Delicate Thing We've Made

August 20, 2007

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On The Verge Of Something Wonderful

On The Verge Of Something Wonderful

August 6, 2007

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So Beautiful

So Beautiful

October 17, 2005

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The Tension And The Spark

The Tension And The Spark

September 13, 2004

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Pop!ular

Pop!ular

September 1, 2004

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Crush (1980 ME)

Crush (1980 ME)

April 28, 2003

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I Miss You

I Miss You

November 4, 2002

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Strange Relationship

Strange Relationship

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Spin

Spin

March 18, 2002

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Insatiable

Insatiable

March 15, 2002

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