Introducing: LAWSON HULL – Listen To New Single “Honey”
October 1, 2020 BY Nettwerk
Aussie singer/songwriter Lawson Hull has signed to Nettwerk and today shares new single “Honey” from his debut EP Dreaming is Easy, set for release November 13th. The EP is comprised of six tracks rooted in folk and dream pop melodies, including his previously released stand out single “Paint,” which is approaching 5 million streams on Spotify alone.
On “Honey,” acoustic guitar opens the track and carries through the song as Lawson switches between his own story and a friend’s story of the blindness that comes with one’s first serious relationship. Addressing the darker, more toxic side of being in love, the song is both advice for his friend and himself.
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Lawson says of Dreaming is Easy, “The EP uncovers scenes of heartbreak for close friends and family, the breakdown of relationships, the building of new ones, and the everyday struggle to believe in oneself as a songwriter and artist.” But between these struggles, there are also moments of deep love and appreciation that Lawson explores, and he does so with a lush sensitivity. As a collection of stories, Dreaming is Easy is like a snapshot of Lawson’s life leading up to this release but in a deeper sense, it’s an invitation. As Lawson puts it, “hopefully [it’s] a reflective moment to the listener, to act on their dreams.”
Even the EP’s artwork (below)—a childhood photo of Lawson and his sister eating ice cream in the 90s—is a reminder of its theme. Lawson comments, “It’s easy to dream when you’re a kid. You just have to make those dreams come to life when you’re older.”
All but one of the EP’s six songs were recorded with Sydney-based producer Billy Otto (Dreams, Eyes Like Fire) who was able to provide a cohesive sonic palette that speaks to Lawson’s atmospheric guitar playing and his love of the outdoors. Drawing inspiration from artists like Bon Iver to Bombay Bicycle Club, Lawson’s songs land in the sonic midst of fellow Australian artists such as Kita Alexander, Angus and Julia Stone and #1 Dads. His lyrics talk of breakdowns and confessionals with heart-breaking realizations.