Check out the latest single from William the Conqueror’s highly-anticipated forthcoming album. The video for ‘Move On’ cleverly combines and contrasts archive footage drenched in nostalgia with lyrical themes of restlessness, feeling stuck in the past and the need to move forward. Hanging on a slow, hypnotic beat and Ruarri Joseph’s distinctive, storytelling vocal, the song steadily builds, driven by powerful guitars. Joseph describes the song’s creation: “I found the riff and the hook on an old Dictaphone recording of a soundcheck. The guys are jamming along and it sounds fully formed, then it cuts off and we do something else. I’d forgotten all about it, so it was perfect for a song about piecing memories together.”
Look out for the new album, ‘Maverick Thinker’, which is due for release on 5th March. Recorded at the legendary Sound City studios just before the first lockdown, the album was conceived as the third in a trilogy inspired by the poet Herman Hesse, who wrote about the three stages of life: innocence, disillusionment and conviction. Personal and powerful, these new songs chart the journey into adulthood and are delivered with confidence and style. The early signs are that the West Country trio have put together a fantastic album for us. Enjoy.