Lawson Hull Announces New EP ‘Hangin’ Out With Cowboys’ + Shares New Single “Cowboys”
April 23, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Aussie singer/songwriter Lawson Hull announces his new EP Hangin’ Out With Cowboys will be released August 27th, and today he shares the song that inspired the EP’s title, “Cowboys,” where he combines indie folk rock and dream pop melodies as he reflects on the life of an artist in the wild west of the music industry.
“It can be lonely or over-crowded, have you full of excitement and adrenaline or have you pulling your own hair out,” Lawson says. “Either way, for the most part, it’s nothing like you would’ve ever dreamed. You’re a loner because it’s up to you to write the songs and put them out into the world. No one really knows what it is you do or why you do it. Cowboys seem ok with this; being outsiders. In music, there might be some glamour when you get to the top, but for the most part, you’re just a cowboy playing musical chairs, trying to get some traction, trying to get something to land. This year I’ve learnt that confidence goes a long way and backing yourself is vital. Nobody knows how far they’ll go despite their efforts, but hard work pays off somehow, sometime. You’ve just got to wait for the wind to blow the right way.”
Lawson previously shared his wistful indie rock single “Mexico,” which was written during lockdown, out of a wish to be somewhere else amidst foiled plans to travel.
Hangin’ Out With Cowboys is the follow up to Lawson’s 2020 EP Dreaming is Easy, a culmination for Lawson, proof that he can step up and actualize his dreams. 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.
Praise For Dreaming Is Easy
“a career lifting release” – Our Culture
“utterly captivating” – Independent Music Review
“Combining folk and dream pop sounds, infused with hints of country and 70’s rock, the release feels like it could be a lost Fleetwood Mac release.” — Milky
“Sometimes all you need from a song are some intricate guitar twangs, ethereal harmonies and relatable as hell lyrics to really get you going…Fans of the likes of Iron & Wine and Damien Rice will feel at home here.” Hrmny Presents
“Fans of modern indie folk music are going to enjoy this one a great deal.” – Ear To The Ground
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.
Stay tuned for more news from Lawson Hull.