Thursday, June 7, 2012

richard hawley's "leave your body behind you"

it's beyond me how a man like richard hawley just keeps getting better and better with each new tune, collaboration, story and shimmering guitar lick. forget that he was in long pigs and pulp. or that he's cowritten for the likes of robbie williams and arctic monkeys. or collaborated with vocals and guitar for elbow. since 2001 the man has been releasing prime solo material and with each of his six or so releases his well-worn voice and teddy boy style have become more at ease and more dominating than the last. and by the sounds of this lushly layered chamber pop track, the new release, standing at the sky's edge (out in america june 12, on mute), will be just as stunning.

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