Abel Hawnt - I See Myself

November 13, 2020

Our thoughts about the song :

How about starting the weekend with a dash of folk from the south coast of England? Abel Hawnt offers an acoustic universe, devoid of any artifice. His writing is inspired by the landscapes that surround him, encounters, moments captured on the spot. A true genius of writing, who handles words to perfection. A simple, delicate voice, which attracts us like a magnet in its universe, also imbued with simplicity and naturalness. Fan of vans, the artist likes to appear on his social media in the setting that suits him best: nature. An artist who has already published several songs on Spotify, and that you urgently need to discover! 'I See Myself' is an invitation to travel, both in the literal sense of the word, and in the sense of an inner journey, and of meeting oneself. And the song resonates as the perfect motivation to follow your dreams and desires. Included in our "Indie Folk" playlist, and of course, you will now hear this amazing track on the Indie Music Radio.

Abel Hawnt's point of view :

This song came during a road trip around Scotland. I found myself saying to myself ‘I could live here’ almost everywhere I turned. Unspoilt natural beauty and wilderness everywhere. I combined what I had seen with thought processes and emotions about where I am in life. That feeling of having to do the right thing and carrying on with the life I have built, whilst struggling to realise it’s perhaps not quite what I thought it was going to be and maybe not what I really wanted after all. I got speaking to someone in Scotland who was walking the length of the UK and he said to me that sometimes you need to just put your pride to the side and do what you really want. That stuck with me and ended up forming the basis of the song. Perhaps if we could put our ego’s and pride to the side, then maybe we can push ourselves into those things in life we truly want to do. For me it is living in the countryside, in some kind of log cabin, surrounded by nature.

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Biography :

Abel Hawnt is a singer/songwriter from the south coast of England. Armed with a head full of life experiences, songwriting has served to provide an outlet for Abel to make sense of his emotions and life’s trials and tribulations. With a collection of songs written over the past three years, it was only following a spontaneous return to Texas in 2017, a chance encounter with a seasoned songwriter at the iconic Gruene Hall, and a discussion with a former songwriting partner of the late Townes Van Zandt that Abel decided to record some songs. 2020 has been a progressive year in regards to the recording and release of songs. Inspired by Texan songwriters such as Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen, along with the more modern songwriting of Gregory Alan Isakov, Nathaniel Rateliff and Ruarri Joseph, his music provides a folk centred, country stained, and storytelling base; built around the traditional sound of the finger-picked guitar and percussive instrumentation.


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