This Song Is About Horses
As the title suggests, yes, Dave Hawley’s new song is, in fact, about horses.
Why might you ask?
Well, the simple answer: I don’t know.
The much better answer: Horses are FREAKING amazing.
Dedicated to majestic stallions and mares alike, the instrumental “Gift Horse” is truly a gift to humanity. Compact with weird eclectic guitars, sporadic percussion and horse noises scattered through the mix, everything about the single is pure genius. Goofy in presentation, yet serious in delivery, here is what you need to know about the single equestrians will come to love.
The trope “gift horse” trope “means don’t find fault with something that has been received as a gift or favor. Don’t be ungrateful when you receive a present, even if it’s not exactly what you wanted.”
Dave Hawley on “Gift Horse”
Though no words are uttered (unless you can speak horse), the wildly hectic instrumentals found inside the track will surely keep you entertained. Strange in all the best ways, staccato guitar licks ring in your ears while childlike keys add to the mania. Though subtle, horse noises and vocal manipulations add abnormal texture to the production and make the audience even more hyped off the single’s insanity. Each instrument works well together, conglomerating like the blob to become one. This tightness in performance showcases Dave Hawley’s capacity as a musician and also what makes the song work so well in execution. Overall, featuring intense rhythms, curvy, distorted guitar melodies, and a sound only comparable to Primus, everything about “Gift Horse” is wholly unique.
Now, without further ado, here is a video of a tiny horse eating a carrot.