DARREN: I was walking around the Village in New York City, where there are always little graffiti statements. This one week, someone had written things in chalk on the sidewalk, and there was a line that read "beauty magazines promote low self-esteem." I thought about how cool it would be to just spew forth all of these things that I think about life. "Affirmation" pretty much sums up the whole record: It's quite positive, but it's also brutal and to the point. Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down. I wanted to be that literal.
Australian-bred Savage Garden defies ease of definition in a modern-day music world where acts are packaged into one of a handful of neatly�and yet often limiting�niches.
Instead, the duo of singer/songwriter Darren Hayes and tunesmith/ instrumentalist Daniel Jones harkens a day when intelligent lyrics, gloriously accessible melodies and crafty production illustrate music for the masses in their most illuminated form. Through worldwide sales of 11 million of its 1997 self-titled debut, Savage Garden has conjured a definition of pop music with the most positive connotations,...
THIS IS SAVAGE GARDEN LIKE YOU’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE!SUPERSTARS AND CANNONBALLS ON DVD
December 5, 2000
Savage Garden fans - get your DVD players ready – this is Savage Garden like you’ve never experienced before! Featuring the entire live AFFIRMATION concert plus the ‘never-seen-before’ documentary, ‘Parallel Lives’, Superstars and Cannonballs will be released on DVD – November 14, 2000.
SUPERSTARS AND CANNONBALLS DVD offers Deluxe Widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and subtitles for the hearing impaired.
"I still love the guy dearly. We are just different people. There's no wrongdoing. It's just different directions and different people," he added. "We just don't have a friendship anymore or working relationship."