(January 19th, 2011. Goshen, Arkansas) Everyone’s favorite poet turned folk singer/songwriter Bradley Hathaway has released a rarity track entitled “A STORM COMING” left off his summer EP A Thousand Angry Panthers. The song contains Hathaway’s usual charm and twang with just a touch of the intensity we saw on Panthers, although it is clear why it did not fit in the dark gloomy mood of the EP. Hathaway explains the heart behind the track here.
“Lyrically the song is about two friends that have reached a place in their lives where they can no longer be friends or be in one another’s lives. Something has happened to them and the only way for them to carry on is by being apart. This grieves the friend that I’ve given voice to and it’s clear the love he has for his friend, but he has to let him go. This one is a bit unique from my usual art.”
A concept that all of us have dealt with in life at one time or another, Hathaway continues to produce words and melodies that tug at the heart strings. Though the songwriter claims that this isn’t necessarily a direction he sees to be more abundant in the future, he makes no promises. “It’s just a song that stands on its own. I’ve not written another song like it since.” One thing that we can all appreciate about Bradley Hathaway is that he always keeps us guessing.