Will has a new track and it’s hauntingly beautiful.
Statues is the latest track off Will Varley’s forthcoming 5th studio album Spirit Of Minnie, released 9 February 2018 via 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, the track finds Will’s songwriting 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 (Massive Attack, Portishead, 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.
After a run of UK shows the album will come out on the same day he plays his biggest headline show to date at the iconic 02 Shepherds Bush Empire. Will is accompanying the announcement by releasing a brand new track from the album on Spotify and other digital platforms along with his entire back catalogue which, until now, could not be found on any streaming sites.
Here are those tour dates:
30 January – 02 Institute 3, Birmingham
31 January – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
1 February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
2 February – La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
3 February – Club Academy, Manchester
6 February – 1865, Southampton
7 February – The Globe, Cardiff
8 February – Trinity Centre, Bristol
9 February – Shepherds Bush Empire, London