Gregory And The Hawk ‘Olly Olly Oxen Free’ Out Now!

Go to our webstore to purchase the new Gregory And The Hawk digital single Olly Olly Oxen Free from the FatCat store.

Olly Olly Oxen Free is the first single to be taken from Leche, the new full length from New York's Meredith Godreau under her Gregory And The Hawk pen name. The album and this single demonstrate the distance she has travelled from the gentle, pop-inspired roots of her earlier material, yet her peerless grasp of head-bobbing rhythms, ear-piquing hooks and eccentric, otherworldly noise snippets clearly, wonderfully, remains.

An inspired, summery slice of warming pop music presented through a genuinely poetic and inventive songcrafting, Olly Olly Oxen Free starts with flickering drum machine rhythms and main melody duty is shifted effortlessly between layers of vocals and pizzicato violin. The songwriting was informed by collaborator Adam Pierce (aka Mice Parade), but Meredith's instinct eventually led her back to a solo recording using ukulele and her living room organ.

The track is backed with non-album cut Whisper the Answer, a great, procession-brass and ukulele led second example of Godreau's gentle and intimate songwriting, here bolstered by a lush full-band arrangement and swelling, skipping synth arpeggios.

Leche is due for release on the 15th of November in the UK & Europe, and the 9th of November in the US & Canada

Gregory And The Hawk is going on tour! Visit Gregory And The Hawk’s profile here for more information and tour dates.

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