An intensely captivating release from Hastings singer songwriter Tom Williams, who celebrates ten years since his breakthrough debut album ‘Too Slow’.
Lyrically, ‘Heads Down’ nods to dystopian modern life. Williams uses a fictional city of the future to describe a people who have become so disconnected by a fear of human interaction, that they would rather keep their heads down than help each other in their hour of need.
“’Heads Down’ is a late-night walk through a city on its knees. Crime runs rampant, the sea has frozen over, no help or law enforcement to be found. No one looks out for each other; everybody keeps their heads down and keeps on walking.”
Taken from the upcoming album ‘Follow The Leader’ which is out 30th July via Wire Boat Recordings.
A song driven by feelings of anger, confusion and resentment at those left behind by decisions made by the British political establishment, Tom Williams releases powerfully gripping new single ‘Follow The Leader’.
Fans of Williams will notice a shift from his traditional style of music-making; this record marks a new phase of embracing more experimental approaches to his work.
“I swung between total despair and absolute elation during the recording process of this song. Some days it felt new and exciting and other days it felt like I was trying to be something I’m not. I love a lot of different genres of music and a lot of them have never made their way into my own music. I found myself creatively hemmed in by the precedent of a decade of my own music. It took me a while to realise I didn’t need to add to it, I needed to start again.”
Taken from the upcoming album ‘Follow The Leader’.