Gregory and the Hawk in fact isn’t someone called gregory, or a hawk. It’s actually a singer called Meredith Godreau, who releases music under Gregory and the Hawk to avoid being lumped in with the rest of the female singer/songwriters. Her new album, Moenie and Kitchi , is out now, and definitely worth a listen.
Why? Well in a nutshell, Gregory and the Hawk make lovely, lovely music. But not in a ‘what’s a cute word that rhymes with rabbit way’, in a simple, pure way. No aims, no agenda, just an album to take you to another place where everything’s just a little bit better. Meonie and Kitchi sounds like a Fionn Regan track but with a more charming vocalist and with hints of Regina Spektor. If this album had been made before the film ‘Juno’ was released, I imagine Kimya Dawson would’ve been out the door to make way for these guys. Catchy, but not over-whelming or obvious, these songs make you want to lie back and just listen whilst your troubles ooze away.