New album: Withered Hand || How To Love

Scottish indie folk-pop act Withered Hand is basically the solo-but-not-alone project of singer/songwriter Dan Willson, who is slowly but surely building up a majestic discography. The recently released full-length album How To Love is a new masterpiece, featuring nine poignant songs that get under your skin. The rich orchestration approaches perfection, the personal lyrics are hard-hitting, the heartfelt vocals have a raw edge that gives goosebumps. The feeling as expressed in lead single Waking Up also applies to the listening experience here: “I can raise my voice // Nowhere to hide // It don’t come easily to me // Out stone cold // Coming back to life // I’m waking up inside in the dream.” Beautiful.

How To Love, produced/recorded/mixed by Tony Doogan, is out now digitally, on CD and vinyl LP through Reveal Records. Featuring Dan Willson (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Malcolm Benzie (electric lead and rhythm guitars), Fraser Hughes (bass), Owen Curtis Williams (drums, percussion), Peter Liddle (keyboards), and Pam Berry (backing vocals). And on selected tracks: Kenny Anderson (vocals), Kathryn Williams (vocals), Benedikt H. Hermannson (organ, harmonium), Richard Merchant (trumpet), Ross McCrae (trombone), Lynsey Payne (saxophone), Seonaid Aitken (violin), Liam Lynch (violin), Emma Connell-Smith (viola), Pete Harvey (cello), and
The WH Salvation Choir.

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