New York based, Minneapolis-born soul / pop / R&B performer and songwriter Caleb Hawley independently released his self-produced Love, Drugs, & Decisions in 2017. Raw lyrics and somber themes are sweetened by pop beats, androgynous vocals and sensuality inspired by the Minneapolis sound of the 80s and dance rock. Hawley writes about prescription drug culture, relating it to his battle with Tourette syndrome, depression, substance abuse and relationship struggles. His lyrics are introspective and observational, peering at the glamorous facades in society, addiction and alcohol, internet stalking and more. The result is a hard-fought battle towards redemption.
Hawley’s music is elevated by stellar live performances, backed by a slew of reviews noting his onstage charisma, and support from Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current. He forms authentic connections with an air of openness, soulful singalongs and untethered guitar work. His universal reach on Love, Drugs & Decisions is evident within keen pop writing that is equal parts conflict and triumph.