ALBUM REVIEW: H. Hawkline – Milk For Flowers | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 10.03.23







Milk For Flowers represents a real shift in H. Hawkline’s output. Previous release In The Pink Of Condition have presented his melodic ability with a certain spikiness and aloofness, whereas Milk For Flowers is the sound of Hawkline pulling back in for a fully-fledged hug. 

The titular lead single is gloriously vulnerable and punctuated with a softer, more melancholy musical vocabulary. It’s when he really leans into this that the album shines; Denver is a gloriously minimal composition recalling the emotional magnitude of early Rufus Wainwright. The glistening, nocturnal Athens At Night feels like a woozy journey on a sleeper train, and the gorgeous It’s A Living recalls Randy Newman. 

Milk For Flowers is a gloriously sad and rich album that one could bathe in for days. 

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