AWAL artists LONGLIGHT introduce the soulful voice of Jo Williams amongst a shapeshifting soundscape with their debut single CHOPPY WATER.
Produced by Danny Allin (Daniel Blumberg, Marmozets Labrinth) the acoustic track’s warm harmonies have an underlying focus on the alignment of humanity and nature. As the track builds, the guitar is joined by resonant piano chords and fellow member, Lucas Polo's, guitar orchestra that rise together in an emotional climax, as Williams’ voice fills the space with strong emotion.
The lyrics are personal, reflective of Williams' current situation with relationships, in a new age of social angst. He explains: “Choppy Water is about a former love of mine, we were trying to distract ourselves with video games and plans for the future, to escape the fact we were growing apart. The song clings to the hope of seeing that person again. The theme is strangely apt now in our current social situation: unable to see those we care for, but accepting that in due course, we will see each other again once the dust has settled'.
Previous years have seen the band tour in the USA, play at many UK festivals including Glastonbury 2017/2019 and collaborate with a variety of acts from Hussain Manawer, to KWAKE BASS and Hattie Erawan. Adding to the uplifting energy of this duo is often a whole host of talent, many of which will be revealed in their upcoming releases, including three drummers and rich, five part harmonies for a resonant live experience.