Hamish Hawk – The Mauritian Badminton Doubles Champion, 1973
What a fantastic track this is – great voice, great imagination and great wit! “The Mauritian Badminton Doubles Champion, 1973 is a pop song, and as such it covers all the classic pop bases, namely death, badminton, and cathedrals,” comments Hawk. “… If I were to fashion a legacy for myself, it might well be a song. I imagined what it would sound like, and in turn, the song became a wider rumination on matters of life, family, marriage, and ultimately, death. It was a song I knew I had in me; all it took was Andy Pearson’s beautiful guitar line to squeeze the blood out the stone. It’s one of my favourites on the album, and very close to my heart.” Can’t wait to hear more from Hamish Hawk when the album Heavy Elevator is released on September 17th.