What a great little video blog Darren Hayes put out yesterday which shows him signing his new record deal with major label Mercury Records!  Long time readers of EQ know that were massive supporters of Darren Hayes music and career and we so can't wait to hear his new album that he has tirelessly been working on for quite awhile now.  Darren has remained very tightly-lipped about the new music, but from the teensy weensy little glances he's given us on YouTube, something tells me that the fans like us are not going to disappointed.

Darren has also announced on his revamped website that he'll be playing one of his special New Years Eve shows in Manchester where the fans get to choose the setlist.  This I am very excited about.  Also EQ faves The Candle Thieves will be supporting on the night making the event a must-attend diary date in my book!  Hope I can get tickets!

Check out Darren's new video blog (where you also get to see him make circles in the sand) and watch him as he signs his latest deal with Mercury.  So proud of you Darren and can't wait to start partaking in the celebrations again when the album comes closer to release!