Domino Recording artist Richard Dawson, will release his new solo album 2020, on October 11. The album, is his first release, since 2017’s Peasant. The album is described as an utterly contemporary state-of-the-nation study on England, that uncovers a tumultuous and bleak time.
The first single from the album comes in the form of “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 comes directed by Edwin Burdis.
On 2020, 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.
Within, we find disgruntled civil servants dreaming of better days, anxiety-addled joggers listlessly searching Zoopla (UK real estate listings 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.
The Queen’s Head
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