"Two Halves" arrives after last month's lead offering "Jogging".

Speaking about the new track, Dawson explains, "Football is society in microcosm. I really love it (and hate plenty about it too) and wanted to make an album around the subject for some time. I've got other fish to fry though so this is just a simple song. I reckon it's quite a happy one, despite it involving a kid having a really terrible game (in their mind at least) with their irate dad watching on. My own footballing days are lost in a haze - in my pomp I was a chiselling 'Gattuso'-type holding-midfielder - but I've taken fresh inspiration from going to watch my nephew play for Wallsend Boys Club, some pleasant drizzly afternoons at Heaton Stan (behind the chip shop) and many excruciating visits to St. James Park - the cathedral of dreams."

Dawson's sixth album 2020 will follow on from 2017's Peasant.

"Two Halves" is out now. Richard Dawson's new album 2020 will land 11 October via Domino. He plays London's Moth Club on 19 November. Find out more.