Australian alt-folk songwriter Lawson Hull has released his stunning new single, “Canada ’17” today. The warm, acoustic-driven track is an ode to a period spent living and roadtripping through Canada with his now wife, Rhianna. Full of fond nostalgia, the verses act like journal entries – candid and specific – encapsulating the feeling of joyful wanderlust. Listen to the song now below.
Lawson affectionately reflects on the song, saying, “I remember Rhianna being scared out of her mind at the potential of seeing a grizzly while hiking. The joke was they were more scared of us… that’s what I told her anyways. We spent a lot of time in the Rockies and eventually made our way over to Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Our trip wrapped up there. It was bittersweet because we were having such a good time but the closer we got to being home, we just wanted to be there already. We missed people and were running out of money. This song is nostalgic for me and definitely one to add to a road trip playlist.”
“Canada ‘17” the mesmerizing “Leaving” and romantic “Wanna Be With You” will appear on Lawson’s upcoming EP Mountain Days, out February 11th via Nettwerk.
The upcoming EP represents a time and place; memories from living on a little mountain in the Watagan Ranges of New South Wales. “Isolated in nature, the songs of the EP are bound together by all the things that make writing up here feel special,” Lawson reflects. “It’s running up the mountain between bouts of creative block. It’s the getting distracted by squabbling parrots out the window. The hosting of backyard parties with bonfires and loud music, or a quiet cup of tea in the morning with my wife.”