Lawson Hull Shares New Song + Video “Parking Lot” From ‘Hangin’ Out With Cowboys’ EP, Out Aug 27
June 4, 2021 BY Nettwerk
oday, Aussie artist Lawson Hull shares new song “Parking Lot” from his upcoming EP, Hangin’ Out With Cowboys, out August 27th. “Parking Lot” sarcastically reflects on the monotony of life, embracing the boring, and the feeling of wanting to do more but always resorting back to what is easy. “There’s also an idea that nothing is wrong with the daily routine thing,” says Lawson. “This song is kind of like the big brother of ‘College Town’ from my last EP. Small town vibes, not a lot going on. There’s good and bad with whatever season of life someone’s in. Once in a while it’s probably pretty normal to go, ‘what on earth am I doing here again?’”
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, and album title inspiration “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.
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.