KMA559 Hawksley Workman singles!

James sent me these Hawksley singles. Thanks, James!

‘Sweetest Thing There Is’ starts out with a lovely, almost searching solo piano and quickly explodes into a soaring melody as only Hawksley can imagine it, that wall of sound (to steal a phrase) he creates where the lyrics are almost an afterthought, before slipping back to that haunting piano again.

‘Hockey, The Greatest Game In The Land’ is the theme song for Score: The Musical. James says it’s decidedly the most un-Hawksley song he’s heard, but doesn’t hate it. I love it! It’s so goofy. And it covers everything we think of when we think of the game, cliché and otherwise. Plus, the songs rocks. And it has a nice Hip guitar reference in the middle. Haha sweet.

‘I Loved You Too Much’ is Hawksley’s contribution to the recent Garth Hudson Presents A Canadian Celebration Of The Band record. It’s another rocker, of course, and it’s clear he’s doing the track with the glee of a guy who remembers bouncing around the living room and lip-sync singing to the Band as a kid, and now here he is with Hudson playing on the track with him! Definitely lots of bombast here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Oh, Hawksley. You rock.

Posted on February 8, 2011, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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