‘I Still Want You’ is the second single to be taken from Richard Hawley’s eighth album, ‘Hollow Meadows’. The gentle open-heartedness of the song is carried over perfectly in the romantic new video below:
‘I Still Want You’ is Hawley at his most recognisably vulnerable and romantic. It features one of those choruses that only he seems capable of writing, like a ballroom spotlight on a glitterball. One of the first songs demoed for ‘Hollow Meadows’ in Hawley’s shed studio (‘Disgracelands’) with his long-time guitarist and confidant, Shez Sheridan, ‘I Still Want You’ was all but complete when he entered studio to record the album, and the demo vocal so strong, it survived on to the final recording.
‘I Still Want You’ is the first track on the album ‘Hollow Meadows’, recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch Studio in spring 2015. ‘Hollow Meadows’ sees Hawley return to the classic, sophisticated songwriting and subtle arrangements that made him so widely loved and revered in the first place. Meditating on such themes as ageing, fallibility and relationships, much of the album shares a brooding, yet wistful and romantic atmosphere in keeping with early albums Late Night Final and Lowedges, as well as touches of 2009’s Truelove’s Gutter and Standing At The Sky’s Edge. The album features some notable guests from the UK folk music scene, Hawley’s neighbour and friendMartin Simpson, and Nancy Kerr. Other guests include one of Hawley’s oldest and dearest friends, Jarvis Cocker, and the Hick Street Chip Shop Singers, who are made up of various Sheffield luminaires, including Slow Club’s Rebecca Taylor.
Sun 25th Oct – Brighton Dome
Mon 26th Oct – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Tue 27th Oct – Birmingham Institute
Wed 28th Oct – Scarborough Spa – Grand Hall
Fri 30th Oct – Dublin Vicar Street
Sun 1st Nov – Leeds O2 Academy
Mon 2nd Nov – Manchester Albert Hall
Tue 3rd Nov – Gateshead Sage
Thu 5th Nov – Glasgow Barrowland
Fri 6th Nov – Sheffield Arena – Steel Hall
Sun 8th Nov – London Roundhouse
Mon 9th Nov – Bristol Colston Hall
Tue 10th Nov – Southampton Guildhall