The barrel-lunged troubadour triumphantly returns with an honest & droll record that marries his sumptuously odd angles with burbling & fantastical electronics.
2020 is an utterly contemporary study, that uncovers a tumultuous & bleak time. Dawson introduces us to grand themes through small lives. His are portraits of human beings struggling with recognisable (and dare we say it, relatable) concerns, conflicts & desires, each reminding us that tragedy & gallows humour are not mutually exclusive, and that the magical can sit next to the mundane. “It’s hard not to conclude that 2020 is the record we need right now: a state-of-the-nation address for a nation in a bit of a state” 9/10 – UNCUT