(single taken from I Romanticize, out 2 June 2017 through Heavenly Recordings)

H.Hawkline (Huw Evans) has announced details of the single release ‘Engineers’, the latest track to be taken from his forthcoming album, I Romanticize, out 2 June 2017 through Heavenly Recordings. The single was premiered via The Line of Best Fit.

Listen to ‘Engineers’ here

Talking about the track, Huw said:

Cindy Lauper was playing on the radio, everything was in our out, I heard a journalist read a Martina Navratilova quote as the song ended: “The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” I wrote it all down in a pad, we’re all chickens, the pigs are having at and everyone’s fallen out of love.

Out on Friday 2 June 2017, I Romanticize (like its predecessor and Heavenly Records debut, 2015’s In The Pink Of Condition) was recorded at Samur Khouja’s Seahorse Sound studio in Los Angeles with all the lyrics written and then vocals recorded in Narberth in west Wales.  “Some words, as with their meaning, are unavoidable – ‘love’, ‘goodbye’, ‘time’, ‘you’, – but you can at least try and dress them up in some new clothes.”

Co-produced by Samur, Huw and Cate Le Bon, who also forms part of the quartet who appear on the record along with Josiah Steinbrick – LA composer and producer  – and Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa. “They were the absolute best people for the job, and I also happen to be lucky enough to call them friends. Without their hands and ears the wet clay would have collapsed,” said Huw.

Having previously played with the likes of Foxygen, Gwenno and long-time cohort Cate le Bon, the artist has recently announced a run of shows with Devendra Banhart and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in June/July (UK/Europe) and a number of festival appearances over the summer.

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