The Forgiven EP is a magnificent collection of songs, delivered with delicate honesty and truth. The title track offers an earnest introduction to the new EP where he showcases the heartfelt songwriting on display throughout the record alongside rich acoustic guitar blending into electric blues licks, among soulful organ keys and vocal harmonies.
From the blues anthem ‘The Eagle’ to the upbeat Americana of ‘Lightning’, William displays his bravest and most creative work to date with the Forgiven EP. His dexterous guitar skills are no better displayed than in the lush haunting folk of ‘Vincent’s Song’, while ‘For Yesterday’ closes the record and draws from all the Americana, blues and folk influences that run through the powerful EP in a masterful crescendo to finish it perfectly.
His songwriting blends intimate sensibilities and real-life story telling driven by strong rhythms and melodic hooks. The EP was recorded at Mill Town Studios in Wiltshire, at the studio of friends and collaborators Ferris & Sylvester and has been produced by Archie Sylvester.
Regarding the EP, William says, “This record has been a long time in the making. From finishing old songs, renewing creative relationships and experimenting with new sounds and styles, I am incredibly excited to share this EP with you. My proudest work to date, I hope you can join me and the band to celebrate these songs at either of the upcoming headline shows.”
William has announced two headline London shows this year in the support of the new EP release. He will headline The Slaughtered Lamb on March 17th and will follow this with a headline performance at the Spiritual Records Spring Festival on April 17th at the 100 Club.
FORGIVEN EP TRACK LISTING
- The Eagle
- Vincent’s Song
- For Yesterday