It doesn’t take masterful music-interpreting skills to figure out what the first single from San Francisco singer-songwriter Sean Hayes’ new album “Before We Turn to Dust" is all about.
“Miss her when I’m gone," he sings in his trademark tuneful croak. “Got to make my money." And then later: “Got to make all for my lady and my baby."
In a video interview posted on “OMG from Yahoo!" (whatever that is), Hayes acknowledges that “Dust" is heavily influenced by both the birth of his first child (who is all over the video for the aforementioned song) and by his recent listening habits, which include lots of hip-hop and soul music.
As such, “Miss Her When I’m Gone" is typical Hayes: slinky, shadowy and cool, with a little more oomph and momentum thanks to punchier beats. And instantly hummable and toe-tap-able, as the man’s music tends to be.
Sean Hayes, with Birds of Chicago; 7:30 p.m. Sunday; $18 in advance at website below or at the door; Mandala Yoga, 55 N.W. Minnesota Ave., Bend; www.mandalayogabend.com or 541-678-5183.