The once reclusive and press-shy singer Hayden has changed his game with Us Alone, his first album in four years. He signed with indie label Arts and Crafts, actively works the interview circuit, and while his rich lyrics have always been a trademark, rarely have they been so transparent. Entering his forties and becoming a father have clearly shifted his worldview, to the point where looking back on his early touring days seem like a lifetime ago. Sonically, it rarely shifts pass alt-rock lullabies (“Old Dreams”), and languid acoustic numbers (“Just Give Me a Name”), but it definitely feels comfortable as a soundtrack for an indolent day. We’re already waiting for an album of impassioned reflection on nearing mid-life, likely four years from now.