Favourite Sun – Hawley Tour and Single
You’ll likely be familiar with the saying about fine wine, and Richard Hawley, as well as being full bodied and a little bit fruity, certainly continues to get better with age.
2012 saw his seventh LP, ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’, shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, earn him a BRIT Awards nomination for best ‘British Male Solo Artist’ and (surely the pinnacle) pop up on our very own Albums of the Year list. Not a bad 12 months, then, but Hawley is not one to rest on his laurels though, and February will see the well-loved troubadour set off on a little jaunt around the country with another set of local dignitaries, The Crookes, in support.
In anticipation of the tour, Hawley has announced the impending release of ‘Don’t Stare at the Sun’ as the fourth and final single from his latest album. One of the more introspective moments on the record, the track is one of Hawley’s finest – a hazy and coaxing meditation on a woozy morning shared by a young son and his sleep deprived father, with allusion to the fate that met Isaac Newton when he decided to stare into the sun: “He burnt the retinas in his eyes,” explains Hawley, “so that, from that moment on, everything he saw was gold.”
The single will be available on all the usual formats, but we’re most excited about the limited edition 10” Vinyl offering, with an exclusive version of the excellent ‘Run for Me’ on the flipside, which will be available as part of the Richard Hawley Singles Club.
Tickets for his February tour with The Crookes are available here.