Richard Dawson shares new track "Two Halves"

Richard Dawson shares new track "Two Halves"

As we draw closer to the release of his new record, 2020, Richard Dawson has shared the video for new track, “Two Halves”, animated and directed by Lesley-Anne Rose. “Two Halves” is one of Dawson’s most melodic - even catchy! - tracks to date, shown off through the lens of a tumultuous relationship between a father and child over a childhood football match.


On Two Halves, Dawson says:
"Football is society in microcosm. I really love it (and hate plenty about it too) and wanted to make an album around the subject for some time. I've got other fish to fry though so this is just a simple song. I reckon it's quite a happy one, despite it involving a kid having a really terrible game (in their mind at least) with their irate dad watching on. My own footballing days are lost in a haze - in my pomp I was a chiselling 'Gattuso'-type holding-midfielder - but I've taken fresh inspiration from going to watch my nephew play for Wallsend Boys Club, some pleasant drizzly afternoons at Heaton Stan (behind the chip shop) and many excruciating visits to St. James Park - the cathedral of dreams".

In addition to “Two Halves”, Richard Dawson will be curating a very special one-off Delight Is Right event at London’s Barbican Centre on 28th March 2020. The eclectic line-up (currently unannounced), will reflect the breadth of Dawson’s influences and performances will stretch across two stages and culminate in a headline Richard Dawson set and a very exciting collaboration in the Barbican Hall. More details on ‘Delight Is Right’ can be found here.

Richard Dawson 2020

Album | 11th October 2019

2020 is the sixth solo album from Richard Dawson, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle. The album is an utterly contemporary state-of-the-nation study that uncovers a tumultuous and bleak time. Here is an island country in a state of flux; a society on the edge of mental meltdown.

Tracklisting

  • 1Civil Servant
  • 2The Queen's Head
  • 3Two Halves
  • 4Jogging
  • 5Heart Emoji
  • 6Black Triangle
  • 7Fulfilment Centre
  • 8Fresher's Ball
  • 9No-One
  • 10Dead Dog in an Alleyway

Richard Dawson 2020

Album | 11th October 2019

2020 is the sixth solo album from Richard Dawson, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle. The album is an utterly contemporary state-of-the-nation study that uncovers a tumultuous and bleak time. Here is an island country in a state of flux; a society on the edge of mental meltdown.

Tracklisting

  • 1Civil Servant
  • 2The Queen's Head
  • 3Two Halves
  • 4Jogging
  • 5Heart Emoji
  • 6Black Triangle
  • 7Fulfilment Centre
  • 8Fresher's Ball
  • 9No-One
  • 10Dead Dog in an Alleyway
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Live Dates

Thursday 16th April

Richard Dawson
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Monday 20th April

Richard Dawson
Kantine am Berghain, Berlin, Germany

Thursday 30th April

Richard Dawson
Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough, UK

Friday 1st May

Richard Dawson
The Crescent, York, UK

Saturday 2nd May

Richard Dawson
The Trades Club, Bradford, UK

Wednesday 6th May

Richard Dawson
The Bunkhouse, Swansea, UK

Friday 8th May

Richard Dawson
Quarterhouse, Canterbury, UK

Thursday 21st May

Richard Dawson
Folken - Akvariet, Stavanger, Norway

Friday 22nd May

Richard Dawson
BLÅ, Oslo, Norway

Thursday 20th August - Sunday 23rd August

Richard Dawson
Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK