ARTHUR will release his second album, Hair of the Dog, on May 15th via Honeymoon. It’s the follow-up to Woof Woof, his debut album written in solitude in the woods of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. While both were self-produced, Hair of the Dog is a stranger chapter, recorded in his apartment in West Philadelphia. A Charon ferry ride into the liminal depths of his own personal hell, Hair of the Dog is driven by dystopian musings and ARTHUR’s wonky pop sensibilities that leap between universes but somehow return home in one piece.
New single “William Penn” was written with the help of bandmate and childhood friend, Kieran Ferris, and invites you to ARTHUR’s private William Penn Island, where there are horns aplenty and enough soaring melodies to help cope with very real heartbreak and loss in a carnivalesque way. The accompanying video for “William Penn” was directed by frequent collaborators Powered by Wind.
“I started ‘William Penn’ four years ago with my friend Kieran in my living room in South Philly. I remember hearing a ghost go up and down the stairs in the basement so I closed my laptop and took a walk. It took a few years for the song to pop back up and it probably makes more sense to me now then it did before. Something about mortality and waiting forever. Right now, the song feels like the beginning and the end, waiting for something that never comes with big smiles on our faces and a bag of popcorn,” explains ARTHUR.
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