22. May 2019 By Walter Price 0

I can’t let her go SINGLE: MICHAEL PAUL LAWSON – “Wolf by the Tail”

Michael Paul Lawson – ‘Some Fights You’ll Never Win’ EP, available for pre-order @ Bandcamp.

Michael Paul Lawson

by Walter Price


Should I stay or should I go, has a rich history as a heartbreaking backstory for song. The new single, “Wolf by the Tail”, by Virginian singer-songwriter Michael Paul Lawson is a beast of a lament. Struggling with knowing a partner is going to destroy you as you can’t imagine moments without them. A familiar dichotomy, only made drastically more tactile as Lawson’s slow burn delivery carries us through his memories. Here, the pain of making the right move, being ravaged no matter, is not only daunting but beautifully told. Roads diverged…

All this blood on my hands
Damned if I stick around damned if I bail
‘Cause Loving her is like holding a wolf by the tail
Holding a wolf by the tail

Produced by renowned engineer Daniel Mendez (Dashboard Confessional, Amy Lee), this evocative new single is from the forthcoming EP ”Some Fights You’ll Never Win’, expected 12 July 2019.




Written and Performed by Michael Paul Lawson
Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by Daniel Mendez
Recorded at Matchbox Studio, Austin, TX and Modern Electric Sound Recordings, Dallas, TX
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering
Additional Engineering – Jay Stewart
Studio Assistant – Logan Garza

Drums – Cooper Heffley
Bass – Michael Tarabay
Organ, Piano, Electric Guitar – Beau Bedford
Vocals & Acoustic Guitar – Michael Paul Lawson

Album artwork – Christian Ardner


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