Track Premiere: Lawson Hull “Canada ’17”

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Lawson Hull is an Australia based singer who has self described as “an Aussie take on Tom Petty, but half as good.”  And you can hear what he means on today’s premiere of ‘Canada ’17‘ which certainly touches on the same ground as solo Petty in his more acoustic moods.  It’s a song that expands like a travelogue – capturing the thoughts and feelings of a road trip, and how the physical sights and experiences link into the inner emotional landscape.

Although Lawson Hull has said recently, with reference to his 2021 EP ‘Hangin’ Out with Cowboys ‘, that “I always felt like I needed to tell the immediate truth about details in my life when I wrote songs, but I recently realized I don’t.  Pretty much every song is fictional…” in this case there is a drawing on life as ‘Canada ’17’ is a a nostalgic ode to a time he spent living in Canada with his now wife.  ‘Canada ’17‘ is taken from Lawson Hull’s new EP ‘Mountain Days‘, a title reflecting on his love, as a keen runner, of the outdoors.


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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