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Richard Dawson Shares New Track
Christian Eede , September 11th, 2019 10:43

He's also announced a one-off event at the Barbican

With the release of Richard Dawson's new album, 2020, now a month away, he's shared a new track called 'Two Halves'. You can hear it via the animated video above.

"Football is society in microcosm," Dawson says of the new track. "I really love it (and hate plenty about it too) and wanted to make an album around the subject for some time. I've got other fish to fry though so this is just a simple song. I reckon it's quite a happy one, despite it involving a kid having a really terrible game (in their mind at least) with their irate dad watching on.

"My own footballing days are lost in a haze - in my pomp I was a chiselling 'Gattuso'-type holding-midfielder - but I've taken fresh inspiration from going to watch my nephew play for Wallsend Boys Club, some pleasant drizzly afternoons at Heaton Stan (behind the chip shop) and many excruciating visits to St. James Park - the cathedral of dreams."

Dawson has also announced a new London gig set for March 28, 2020. Taking place at London's Barbican, the event will see him curate a line-up of friends and fellow musicians across two stages before a full band headline set from himself. You can find more information here.

2020 is out on October 11.