Richard Dawson has posted beguiling new cut 'Soldier' online - check it out below.
The North East songwriter can't help but be himself, sluicing together English folk, country blues, and so much more into a stark, deeply honest style.
Ambitious new album 'Peasant' is incoming, with the songwriter attempting to produce “panorama of a society which is at odds with itself and has great sickness in it, and perhaps doesn’t take responsibility – blame going in all the wrong directions”.
New cut 'Soldier' is online now, a barbed wire flurry of acoustic notes delivered with incredible intensity.
“’Soldier’ is an old tune with new words,” says Dawson of the new song. “I wrote them around the time of the EU referendum, so that’s in there, and it was also a period when I’d been on the road a lot and was missing my darling. It’s quite a desperate song in a way, though it also contains a lot of hope, and has a calm centre.”
Tune in now.
Richard Dawson has confirmed the following shows:
3 Bristol Rise (solo in-store performance)
5 Kingston Banquet Records (solo in-store performance)
6 London Rough Trade East (solo in-store performance)
8 Edinburgh Summerhall
9 Leeds Howard Assembly Room
10 Newcastle The Cluny
11 Glasgow Art School
17 Birmingham Supersonic Festival
22 London St John on Bethnal Green
23 Bristol Fiddlers
24 Reading South St. Arts
25 Brighton & Hove Old Hove Market
Photo Credit: Sally Pilkington
For tickets to the latest Richard Dawson shows click HERE.