William The Conqueror have announced their new album, ‘Maverick Thinker’, will be released on 5th March. To coincide with the good news, they have revealed a new single, ‘Quiet Life’, to whet the appetite. To record the new collection, the West Country trio exchanged the English countryside for the famous Sound City Studios in LA, where the likes of Neil Young, Johnny Cash and Fleetwood Mac and Nirvana cut classic songs. The band seem suitably inspired.
Singer and songwriter, Ruarri Joseph says of the new album: “With Quiet Life, we wanted to step outside the sound of the trio and build some walls, add some layers for this one. It’s a trippy, fuzzy wander down someone else’s memory lane, so we went cinematic.” They certainly manage to engage the listener with an absorbing blend of sounds and layers. The combination of smart lyrics, weary vocals and swampy soundscapes is a winning one. It gently builds, a melodic, reflective piece that is accompanied by black and white footage and a sense of nostalgia.
William The Conqueror have been keeping busy. As well as putting together the new record, they’ve also dived into the world of podcasts. The podcast series follows the life of a fictional musician who is trying make ends meet. It’s another way to explore the creative mind of Ruarri Joseph. This is an excellent song to keep us going while we wait for the full release. Enjoy.