New Hampshire-based band Robotic Hawks has released the titled track off their upcoming EP which will be released this Friday, March 31st. The single, “Minnesota Fats,” is a Rock n’ Roll banger about self-validation and perspective in the name of a legendary, larger-than-life pool hustler.
Band member Tyler Pollard had the following to say about the new single:
“I felt the story [of Fats] served as a great parallel to the struggles of musicians and artists. To non-artists, lack of financial success or global domination represents failure, losing. However, to me, I’m still here, I’m still playing and writing music that I’m proud of, which overrides that negative expectation/perception. Music is my purpose and my unwillingness to stop doing it makes me a winner. So, I guess ‘Fats’ is really about self-awareness, self-validation, ownership, and perspective. All artists are winners and losers, depending on who you ask.”
Stream the new single below and check the Robotic Hawks’ Bandcamp on Friday, when the full EP will be released which also features the college rock-leaning “Turn Away” and a cover of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers’ “I’m Not Your Man.”