Will Varley’s new single ‘Statues’ is the latest track to arrive from his forthcoming studio album ‘Spirit Of Minnie’, released February 9, 2018 through Xtra Mile Recordings.
Unfurling from its sparse, organ & slide guitar-backed beginnings, ‘Statues’ explores the push/pull between our past, present & future selves. Swelling to a fully-fleshed, resonant chorus which posits the idea that time is deceptively static, ‘Statues’ finds Will’s song writing intersecting with ideas of regret and uncertainty, observed with his distinctive lightness of touch.
Following 2016’s much praised ‘Kingsdown Sundown’ and a sold-out show at London’s Union Chapel, ‘Spirit Of Minnie’ marks a distinct change of direction for the singer songwriter, being the first time he has recorded with a full backing band.
Produced by Cameron McVey, known for his work with Massive Attack, Portishead and Neneh Cherry, the new album expands on the pared back musical palette of Varley’s previous sound, all the while retaining his gift for painterly, affirming and immediate lyric writing.
Will Varley will also play a UK tour in support of the new album, which includes a date at Cardiff Globe on February 7. Visit clwb.net for further details.