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Exclusive: Listen to Lawson 'Learn To Love Again' [Acoustic Version]


British pop outfit Lawson are often grouped alongside other handsome U.K. chart-breakers like One Direction and The Wanted. But even though those comparisons may be flattering (and timely), Lawson is simply a group of spiffy musicians with a penchant for catchy hooks, heartfelt lyricism and soaring riffs. After early success in the U.K, the group of Andy Brown, Joel Peat, Ryan Fletcher and Adam Pitts is now gearing up to bring their music stateside later this month. Lawson will be performing in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto to play tracks from their hotly-tipped debut album, "Chapman Square."

The band will kick off their promo tour at the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood, which is a bit of a homecoming for the group. Lawson recorded much of their debut album at the Henson Studios in Los Angeles with GRAMMY Award winning producer John Shanks (known for his chart-topping work with Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi and Michelle Branch).

The group is excited about performing their songs for the first time in the U.S. Guitarist Joel Peat says in a press release, "As a band we're obsessed with America – in particular the US country music scene. Artists like Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts are big inspirations, so we can't wait to come over and play some live shows for the first time there."

Following their U.K. top ten hits "When She Was Mine," "Taking Over Me" and "Standing In The Dark," the group's hoping to match that success with their terrific new single, "Learn To Love Again." It's a mightily soaring pop stomper that will have you point your palms to the sky and tap along the moment it hits.

The group tones things down a little on an acoustic version of the song (that you can hear on this blog exclusively) that beautifully captures the lyrical essence of the song. (If you're in the U.K. you can grab "Chapman Square" on iTunes here. Buy tickets for Lawson's U.S. shows on Ticketfly or Ticketmaster.)

January 9, 2013 | Permalink