Following the recent announcement that Richard Hawley has been shortlisted in the ‘British Male Solo Artist’ category at this year’s BRIT Awards, on 25 February Parlophone Records release Don’t Stare At The Sun. the fourth and final single from Hawley’s remarkable seventh album, Standing At The Sky’s Edge.
One of the more reflective tracks from the album, Don’t Stare At The Sun is a keynote performance suffused with a sense of cosmic serenity. It covers a huge distance: a meditation that took inspiration from – on one hand – a woozy morning shared by young son and sleep-deprived father flying a kite in the park and – on the other – the fate that met Isaac Newton when he decided to stare into the sun. “He burnt the retinas in his eyes,” explains Hawley, “so that, from that moment on, everything he saw was gold.”
Don’t Stare At The Sun will be available 10' vinyl (as part of the Richard Hawley Singles Club) and as a Download, with both formats featuring an amazing new version of Run For You (originally on Lowedges), titled 'version two'.
6 Music - live session confirmed for Lauren Laverne on Thursday 14 February at BBC Studios Maida Vale which sees the band perform 7 songs in front of a small audience, that will also be filmed for Red Button.
Single added to 6 Music A list from Saturday 26 January.
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A video for Don't Stare At The Sun was shot in and around Sheffield in December and was Directed by George Belfield/Produced by Daniel Wolfe (the team behind several Plan B videos).