Richard Dawson announces new album '2020' with new track "Jogging"

Richard Dawson announces new album '2020' with new track "Jogging"

Richard Dawson, the black-humored bard of Newcastle, returns to release his sixth solo album 2020, his first since the critically acclaimed Peasant. Out on 11th October 2019, 2020 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.

The first single is “Jogging”, a chugging pop track that deals with the meditative benefits of jogging in dealing with anxiety, told through the aches and pains of middle-England. The video was directed by Edwin Burdis.

On 2020, Dawson introduces us to grand themes through small lives. His are portraits of human beings struggling with recognizable (and dare we say it, relatable) concerns, conflicts and desires, each reminding us that tragedy and gallows humor are not mutually exclusive, and that the magical can sit next to the mundane. Lyrically, it is by far Dawson’s hardest-hitting and unflinchingly honest album to date. It is his poetic masterwork.

Within, we find disgruntled civil servants dreaming of better days, anxiety-addled joggers listlessly searching Zoopla  (a UK real estate listing site) for houses they cannot afford in their spare time, amateur footballers who think they’re Lionel Messi and beleaguered pub landlords battling rising floodwaters. Here is life, in all its strange and wonderful ways.

2020 is available to pre-order on Dom-Mart exclusive vinyl (double white LP with exclusive 12—page A4 comic book by cartoonist, David Squires), CD and digitally. 

Praise for Richard Dawson's Peasant:

“the most beautiful music Dawson has ever recorded.” PITCHFORK (8/10)

“Dawson’s most direct, nuanced, and haunting creation yet” TINY MIX TAPES (9/10)

Peasant is quite an achievement.” THE GUARDIAN (8/10)

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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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