Hey, I don’t know about you lot but I didn’t expect to end the day desk-bopping to a super-poppy, PC Music-esque track, half sung in a language I can’t speak. But here we are.
South London trio Kero Kero Bonito premiered this tune on the Gorilla vs Bear blog, and it’s got elements of early MIA mixed in with the sort of incessant synth jabs that made people love/hate TEETH. Go forth and soak in its Marmite appeal.
WILLIAM BECKETT PREMIERES NEW SONG “WALLS” VIA HUFFINGTON POST
TWO-SONG DIGITAL SINGLE TO BE RELEASED JULY 1
SUMMER TOUR WITH PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO AND RICK SPRINGFIELD ANNOUNCED
Chicago, IL’s William Beckett is premiering his new song “Walls” today via The Huffington Post. The song comes from a two-song digital single that is expected to be released on July 1.
The release will also feature a newly recorded and revamped piano version of “Just You Wait” – a song that originally appeared as a bonus track on his debut solo full-length album Genuine & Counterfeit, which was released last Summer.
“The inspiration for the song "Walls” actually came from a fan. Her story was so touching and relatable that I just had to write a song about it,“ reveals Beckett to The Huffington Post. "There comes a time in everyone’s life where you feel lost and uninspired; stagnant and not sure which way to turn or how to pull yourself out of the rut. This song is about believing in yourself and holding out hope that, with a positive attitude and dedication, each day can be better than the last. Of course things happen that are well out of our control, but the weight of each problem is measured in how you respond and react to it.”
The two songs were recorded with producer Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo) in Chicago, with whom Beckett also recorded Genuine & Counterfeit.
This Summer, Beckett - former frontman to The Academy Is… - will also perform solo at a series of amphitheater shows across the US, supporting Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield.
Beckett shares, “I’m so excited to be able to play this song on my upcoming tour with Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar. I still can’t believe that I have the opportunity to share the stage with such amazing songwriters and legendary performers. I’m also looking forward to sharing my music with an audience that, for the most part, hasn’t heard it yet. It’s going to be fun to show that my songs can speak to all generations of music fans.”
All upcoming William Beckett tour dates can be found below.
TOUR DATES William Beckett w/Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield Jun 28 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre Jun 29 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre Jul 01 Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Jul 06 Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Jul 08 Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Jul 11 Waukegan, IL @ Genesee Theatre+ Jul 16 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre Jul 19 Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater Jul 25 Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery Jul 27 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater