Caleb Hawley Finds Himself 'Spinnin'
When you listen to New York-based Caleb Hawley sing, it soon becomes apparent that he possesses a particularly natural instinct for effortlessly losing himself in a soulful world of emotion. Fueled by a childhood surrounded by acapella gospel music and a later teenage education in the classic soul sounds of the 60's and 70's, his seemingly wondrous ability to commune with genuinely resonant currents of deeply felt emotion comes with an intuitively heart-felt authenticity all its own. Fusing a classic soul sound with pop-rock inflections, Hawley has established for himself a highly regarded reputation on the New York live scene, and has channeled his passion for music into an extensive touring schedule that has taken him all over the U.S..
An award winning songwriter, here he showcases the 'heart-on-the-sleeve' integrity of his talent with the poignantly charged falsetto and r&b slow-jam intimacy of 'Spinnin', a tale that recalls some dark days in his life, with Hawley saying, 'life is art. Sometimes it can be tremendously dark. While it's been nearly 600 days since I've had a drop of booze, there were years when it completely consumed me, day in, day out. I wrote this song during that period of my life, one which I am grateful to be out of'.