Title - 'Weathering The Storm, Vol.1'
Artist - Rob Williams
For those not in the know, Richmond, VA-based Americana/roots rock singer-songwriter Rob Williams is set to release his fourth album, Weathering the Storm, Vol. 1, on August 28, 2020 via Evertone Records.
A natural storyteller who crafts melodies and narratives with intelligence and ease, Williams is known for his compelling, character-driven songs, and, with his new album, he shares his most moving and intimate work yet.
Full of beauty and balance, each track reveals the characteristic poise and brightness of Williams’ songwriting, blending the relaxed, free-wheeling spirit of old classic country with a new, more modern consciousness.
2. 'Me and You'
3. 'Falling Sky'
4. 'A Hard Time'
5. 'Only Heaven Knows'
6. 'Long Distance'
7. 'Moon's Light'
8. 'Ghostwriter (Rosie and Justin)'
9. 'Good with the Changes'
Opening with the foot-tappin' melodies of 'Nameless,' Williams backs that up with the beautifully strummed, sunshine acoustic 'Me and You,' the harder edged guitar work of 'Falling Sky,' and then we get the troubadour-infused 'A Hard Time' and the rootsy, lo-fi flow of 'Only Heaven Knows.'
The one-two, mid-tempo hipsway of 'Long Distance' is up next and is followed by the ornately orchestrated wonderment of 'Moon's Light,' with the album rounding out on the folk storytelling of 'Ghostwriter (Rosie and Justin),' closing on the flirtatious, piano-embedded back bone of the good ol' fashioned rocker 'Good with the Changes.'
While the album title may conjure images of the country’s recent tornado devastation or the general upheaval of American life in 2020, the root inspiration is Williams’ personal experience with depression.
An album that blends elegance, approachability, and a refreshing amount of candor, Weathering the Storm, Vol. 1 features driving acoustic guitar rhythms, warm horn harmonies, and the introduction of newer elements like raw electric guitar and textured vocal effects.
The songs on the album reside between the rough calm of alt-rock bands like The Wallflowers and the open-hearted, windows-down purity of artists like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
'Nameless' Official Music Track
'Me And You' Official Music Track
'Moon's Light' Official Music Track
'Only Heaven Knows' Official Music Track
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