Please Don't Pretend

by Harvey Russell

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On his latest single, 'Please Don’t Pretend', Sydney singer-songwriter Harvey Russell breathes new life into classic, country storytelling tropes. Over a freight train rhythm and tough and lively honky-tonk guitars he sings “Don't drag me into that river of lies,” as he chronicles the struggle of disentangling oneself from a soured romance. The protagonist isn’t wallowing in his sorrow though, instead he has his eyes on the horizon, moving on towards better times.


released August 9, 2019
Words and Music by Harvey Russell
Harvey Russell – vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica
The Widowmakers: Aaron Langman – pedal steel and electric guitars; Jonathan Kelly – bass; and Rich Burrows - drums
Michael Carpenter – backing vocals
Jadey O’Regan – piano


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Harvey Russell Sydney, Australia

Harvey Russell is a traditional country and americana artist from Sydney, Australia. He has achieved domestic and international recognition with his former act, Peasant Moon. His debut album, Liquid Damage will be released on 30 August 2019

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