Nov 15, 2021
By Joey Arnone
Photography by Laura McCluskey
Watson elaborates on the new song in a press release: “In the past, I’ve always reached for sounds in the studio that tend to disguise my voice and put it as far away from the listeners’ attention as possible. I guess initially out of insecurity and then eventually out of habit. Since I last made a solo record, I think my relationship with how I listen to music has changed a little. I find myself drawn way more to the simpler and more direct sounding records these days. ‘Afghan Hound’ is a song about reaching out to people around you and so it felt like it needed to be direct, not only lyrically but also in the way the band played it.”
Read our 2019 Annual Artist Survey with Watson.