Release Date: 04 September 2015
Format: 7inch Vinyl Single
|Richard Hawley Heart Of Oak Limited 7 Inch Vinyl Single
On 4 September, Richard Hawley releases ‘Heart Of Oak’, the first single from his forthcoming new album ‘Hollow Meadows’ (which follows a week later). Released on 7” vinyl, 2-track download and available to stream, the single is backed with an exclusive (non-album) brand new song ‘Stars’ (which is amazing!).
‘Heart Of Oak’ is a heartfelt tribute to all the people who’ve influenced and nurtured Hawley throughout his life. One of these, directly referenced in the lyric, “When you sang the Bay Of Biscay/The world drifted away,” is iconic folk singer Norma Waterson, whom Hawley befriended in 2010. Built around an instantaneous, driving riff, ‘Heart Of Oak’ is one of the album’s unbridled rock’n’roll moments, as well as one of the most life-affirming songs Hawley has ever recorded.
A. Heart Of Oak