‘Stafire’ – Caitlyn Smith

Now I’m staring at an empty chair and I still see you everywhere And go to places that we’d go just so I can feel you ‘East Side Restaurant’ Songs are moments, caught in time and preserved like good wine. Photographs you look at and try to remember the moment the shutter clicked but music … Continue reading ‘Stafire’ – Caitlyn Smith

The Summer of Eps: Part 3 Caitlyn Smith

July has seen a quick succession of standalone EP’s released by women in Nashville; Caitlyn Smith, Molly Parden and Joy Williams. The story and words are the prime focus of these artists who refuse to stick to one “type” of music and who bend genres, and at times reimagine them, all in service of the story. The first of … Continue reading The Summer of Eps: Part 3 Caitlyn Smith

A Song a Day: ‘The Dying Kind’ – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn, Every Thorn Has It’s Crown

‘The Dying Kind’ is perhaps the oddest song on ‘VENUS’, Joy Williams' new album. On the one hand it fits perfectly with Joy’s description of wanting the album “to sound like I'd built a log cabin on Venus." but on the other, it feels somewhat out of place with the rest of the tracks; moving away … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘The Dying Kind’ – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn, Every Thorn Has It’s Crown

A Song a Day: ‘Not Good Enough’ – A Push and Pull Towards Love

‘Not Good Enough’ from Joy Williams’ new album ‘VENUS’ is your all or nothing love song. With heavy beats, slick production and soaring, desperate vocals, the track tells a story of a fight for love amidst all the messiness and raw emotions that only a long-term relationship can foster. What makes this song unique, is … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘Not Good Enough’ – A Push and Pull Towards Love

A Song a Day: ‘Sweet Love of Mine’

‘Sweet Love of Mine’ adds to the melting pot that is 'VENUS'. Gathering up the musical threads of Sade, London Grammar with elements of neo-soul and gospel into her hands, Joy Williams has created her own unique sound; soothing like a lullaby but also incredibly sensuous. “Oh my darling, sweet love of mine/ I’ll hold … Continue reading A Song a Day: ‘Sweet Love of Mine’

A Song a Day: Before I Sleep – Crawling on Hands and Knees Through the Fire

On a purely personal note, ‘Before I Sleep’ is my most treasured track from 'VENUS', Joy Williams’ new release. It is the only song I have found myself singing in those quiet and solitary moments, which we all experience during our day. This particular line; “I carry my body across the frozen ground/ While the … Continue reading A Song a Day: Before I Sleep – Crawling on Hands and Knees Through the Fire

‘Until the Levee’ – The Swell and Surge of Vulnerability

‘Until the Levee’, produced by Charlie Peacock, Daniel James and Matt Morris, is the second single to be released from Joy Williams’ forthcoming album 'VENUS' due out June 30th. The song is sonically and lyrically much stronger than the first single ‘Woman (Oh Mama)’ as well as being more representative of the album as whole. … Continue reading ‘Until the Levee’ – The Swell and Surge of Vulnerability