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'Morning Sun'   

-  Label: 'Forty Below Records'
-  Genre: 'Pop' -  Release Date: '9th August 2019'-  Catalogue No: 'FBR 023'

Our Rating:
Singer KP and guitarist Johnny Hawthorn are a Los Angeles based husband and wife duo who promise melodious “sun-kissed songwriting” on their debut album and, sure enough, there aren’t many clouds on the horizon in their vision of the world.

The record opens with the breezy lead singleShaking that has plenty in common with The Eagles’ ‘Take It Easy’ and the ride is full of jangly West-Coast highway ballads like this for most of the trip. Rebel Road and The 405 are typical of the harmonious driving rhythms.

They settle for platitudes above poetry so there is nothing deep or profound about the title track which advises listeners to take consolation and courage from the fact that, on the long winding road of life, “nothing lasts forever”.

All eleven tracks are original tunes aside from a cover of John Moreland’s Nobody Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore, which offers a rare hint of bitterness amid all the blue-sky thinking.

The HawtThorns’ website
  author: Martin Raybould

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