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Ray Hawthorne - Heartbreak Feels Good In A Place Like This EP

Album artwork for Ray Hawthorne's debut EP, Heartbreak Feels Good In A Place Like This..

Release Date: February 14, 2024 Genre: Emo, Post-Hardcore Label: Independent

Ray Hawthorne's debut solo EP, Heartbreak Feels Good In A Place Like This, is a poignant exploration of heartache and introspection, marking a departure from his previous work heard within North Kingsley's body of work. Known for his eclectic collaborations with heavyweights such as RZA, Cypress Hill, Scott Storch, to name a few -and his versatile sound, Hawthorne embraces his emo roots with his debut solo release, delivering a raw and emotive experience that hopes to resonate deeply with its listeners.

Heartbreak Feels Good In A Place Like This opens with the title track, setting the tone with melancholic melodies and introspective lyrics that brush on his journey battling sobriety, and further delving into the internal struggles and personal demons he faces daily. On the title track, Hawthorne's vocals are raw and emotive, conveying a sense of vulnerability and longing. The production is atmospheric, with punching guitar riffs that create a nostalgic sonic landscape.

The standout track and the EP's lead single, "EMERGENCY," features a collaboration with Sleeping With Siren's vocalist Kellin Quinn. The song is a powerful ode to Hawthorne's journey with sobriety, with Quinn's soaring vocals adding a depth and emotion to the track. The lyrics are poignant and introspective, exploring themes of struggle and resilience.

Throughout the EP, Hawthorne's songwriting shines, with each track offering a unique glimpse into his inner world. "tldr: GOODBYE" is another standout track, with its infectious chorus, complex sounding instrumentals, and anthemic vibe. "Felt Cute, Might Die Later" closes the EP on a high note, with its unique blend of infectious energy, while being as poignant has he can be, the track bound to leave a lasting impression.

Overall, Heartbreak Feels Good In A Place Like is a stunning debut effort from Ray Hawthorne, showcasing his talent as a songwriter and performer. With its heartfelt lyrics and emotive soundscapes, the EP is sure to resonate with fans of emo and alternative music alike.


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The latest press photo of emo newcomer, Ray Hawthorne.
Photo courtesy of Eitan Miskevich.

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