Richard Dawson shares animated video for new track "Two Halves"

Richard Dawson shares animated video for new track "Two Halves"

Praise for Richard Dawson:
"unpretentious, cinematic, and moving" -THE FADER on "Jogging"
"I know what I like. And I LOVE Richard Dawson! I’m not alone." -TINY MIX TAPES
“the most beautiful music Dawson has ever recorded.” -PITCHFORK (8/10) on Peasant

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 and catchy tracks to date, shown off through the lens of a tumultuous relationship between a father and child over a childhood soccer match.


Dawson on "Two Halves":
"Football [soccer] 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 special one-off event - Delight Is Right - at London’s Barbican Centre on March 28, 2020. The eclectic line-up (currently unannounced) will reflect the breadth of Dawson’s influences. Performances will stretch across two stages and culminate in a headline Richard Dawson set, a very exciting collaboration in the Barbican Hall. More details on Delight Is Right can be found here.

Watch the video for "Jogging" HERE

On 2020 (out October 11, 2019) Dawson introduces us to grand themes through small lives. His are portraits of human beings struggling with recognizable 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.

Richard Dawson Live Dates
Sept 20th – Newcastle @ Ouseburn Folk Festival
Nov 19th – London @ Moth Club [SOLD OUT]
Nov 20th – Brighton @ Komedia
Nov 21st – Manchester @ RCNM Concert Hall
Nov 22nd – Leeds @ Belgrave Music Hall
Nov 23rd – Liverpool @ Studio 2
Nov 26th – Edinburgh @ The Caves
Nov 27th – Glasgow @ CCA
Dec 13th – Newcastle @ Sage Gateshead
March 28th – London @ Barbican
Tickets 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

Tuesday 19th November

Richard Dawson
Moth Club, London, UK

Wednesday 20th November

Richard Dawson
Komedia Brighton, Brighton, UK

Thursday 21st November

Richard Dawson
RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester, UK

Friday 22nd November

Richard Dawson
Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds, UK

Saturday 23rd November

Richard Dawson
Studio 2 Parr Street, Liverpool, UK

Saturday 28th March

Richard Dawson
Barbican Centre, London, UK