Willie J Healey has just announced his first album for YALA! Records, Titled ‘True Heavy’. It arrives with a video for the first single – ‘True Stereo’
“‘True Stereo’ came from a good place,” says Willie of his latest slice of wonky indie-pop, the third taster from his upcoming full-length. “I wrote it while trying out my friend Casper’s baritone guitar. I was like, ‘damn this sounds funky!’ I then transferred that tuning to a regular six string, which gave it a really warped sludgy sound. That baritone inspired the whole idea.”
The guitars are dirty but the singing is pure. There is an almost country music whiff about it, with great lyrical phrasing in the verses and a rolling chorus that really gets under the skin. It’s a great indie track with some immaculate playing and a joyful pop sound to the overall finish.
Check it out, here.
His album is released August 7th and available to preorder here: https://williejhealey.plctrmm.to/TS
Catch Willie live as follows
July 25th – Coventry, Central Library
July 26th – Y Not Festival
July 27th – Bedford, Esquires
July 28th – Isle of Wight, Ventnor Fringe Festival
August 1st – Neverworld Festival
August 2nd – Leicester, The Cookie
August 3rd – Liverpool, Phase One
August 4th – Newcastle, Think Tank?
August 5th – York, The Crescent
August 8th – Bristol, SWX, Ritual Union
August 12th – Manchester, Deaf Institute
August 13th – London, Lafayette
August 14th – Oxford, The Jericho Tavern (SOLD OUT)
August 15th – Oxford, The Jericho Tavern