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Wednesday 29 May 2024

In This City They Call You Love: Richard Hawley Returns With New Album & Date @ Brighton Dome

Following universal acclaim for the award-winning musical based on his songs, Standing At The Sky's Edge, which has opened for a six-month run in London's West End, Richard Hawley will release his new album, In This City They Call You Love, and play a date in Brighton.
Credit: Dean Chalkley

The new album features twelve tracks, many of which can be described as "vintage Hawley."  

Gorgeous melodies and arrangements are accompanied by Hawley's emotive and sonorous voice, which sounds better than ever, on an album that further confirms his place as one of the finest songwriters of his generation, in a hugely successful recording career approaching twenty-five years.

The album's title is taken from the song People, which Hawley has written about his beloved Sheffield, the city's proud industrial past and the enduring determination of its citizens. 

Speaking about the new material, Richard Hawley says:

"I've made three albums where I had the title before I'd even begun to record, where I had an agenda. 

"One was Truelove's Gutter. Another was Standing At The Sky's Edge when I wanted to turn everything up and make the music a lot more aggressive, and then this one. 

"I wanted it to be multi-coloured in a way… focusing on the voice and what voices can do together… I deliberately only played a handful of guitar solos to keep it focused on voices, the song and space …"

In the two decades that have elapsed since Richard Hawley abandoned band life full-time, first with The Longpigs and then as Pulp's guitarist – the 57-year-old songwriter has forged one of the most singular and diverse careers in modern music.   
  
In This City They Call You Love will be released on 31st May. Richard Hawley plays Brighton Dome Concert Hall on 9th June 2024. CLICK HERE for tickets.

by: Mike Cobley




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