Richard Hawley’s Valentine

British singer-songwriter Richard Hawley has this to say about his new single, Valentine: ‘The chorus is one of the oldest pieces of music I’ve ever written. I could never get anything else to go with it. But I picked up the guitar in the studio and started singing the chorus and then I made up the verse on the spot. I don’t like being over prepared, I like to keep that Sun Studio vibe where the red light comes on and it’s like, C’mon son, what have you got?’ ‘It’s quite tragic that song, it’s like a kind of Yorkshire Shakespearian tragedy. It’s about somebody who’s made themselves really hard after heartbreak. I’ve been through that. I was there once in my early twenties before I met our lass, you make yourself into something you’re not. The song is about a tender moment where you face the truth’. [read about some of Richard Hawley’s favourite cultural things right now]

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We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.