Lawson release new single, Animals

Christian Melanie Lee
Pop-rockers Lawson enjoyed a phenomenal breakthrough, releasing five Top 10 singles and the Gold-certified debut album ‘Chapman Square’, playing shows with pop icons Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Take That. Following their successful comeback with “Lovers” last month, Lawson have returned with another fast-paced, stylish pop number titled “Animals” to offer.

“Animals” is upbeat and fresh, taking clear influences from current pop acts such as The 1975 and Lauv. On the track, the band said, "Myself (Andy) and Ryan from the band wrote and produced the track. It’s 80s inspired, about wanting something you can’t have, and how we all have that animal instinct inside us. It was one of the first tracks we wrote for the album and set the tone for that style amongst the rest of the tracks."

“Animals” is accompanied by a fun tongue-in-cheek video featuring a celebrity cameo, which will be released shortly.


With “Lovers”, Lawson hit the ground running after their four-year hiatus. The music video charted at #1 on iTunes, amassing over 90k views on YouTube. The audio track is streaming in excess of 400k. With five of the band's Top 10 Cities on Spotify and six of their Top 10 Countries by YouTube viewership located in Asia, “Lovers” has received much attention from media outlets across the region.

Lawson – comprising Andy Brown (lead vocals, guitar), Joel Peat (guitar), Ryan Fletcher (bass) and Adam Pitts (drums) – reunited from their hiatus in 2018 to headline a show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, which sold out in a matter of minutes. Still the best of friends, the reaction they received inspired them to start a new chapter in their career. As Andy recalls fondly, "I think the look on people’s faces and the fun we all had together that night made us realise how much we love and miss our fans and each other. We have all been busy with different things the past few years but it felt like now was the perfect time to get back in the studio and just enjoy making music together again."

That return gathered pace when they shared the tongue-in-cheek documentary ‘Lawson - Where Are They Now?’. A playful parody of the music doc, the video featured guests including Robbie Williams, Rick Astley and Radio 1’s Scott Mills, and quickly started trending on Twitter.

Four years is a long time in music, but Lawson’s absence has produced a mature, refined and exciting new sound. Newly signed to Cooking Vinyl, they’re set to add to a career which has already encompassed 50 million streams on Spotify and 100 million views on YouTube.

You can stream/'download "Animals" here

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