Evan Williams – The Arsonist

Ladies and gents, we have a new hard-hitting, guitar-wielding minstrel on our hands in the shape of Thanet’s Evan Williams. Only three singles into his career, the singer-songwriter has already shown us a couple wildly differing styles, with latest single ‘The Arsonist’ being his most obvious big tune yet, an incendiary indie rock cyclone in the Jamie T or Alex Turner fashion, Williams’ booming vocals complimenting perfectly constructed jangly guitar work.

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The song takes numb feeling to it’s conclusion, hits itself over the head with regretful nostalgia, decries (all too relatable) writer’s block, goes on an ‘anything to feel something’ rampage – “I’m gonna grow myself a mullet so that I fit in in this city, then I’ll throw away my cigarettes, elf bars are so pretty, find the richest guy in freshers week, pay for all his coke, I’ll pretend that I like smoking weed and choke with every toke”, before choosing just to burn their bedroom down.

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‘The Arsonist’ was released through Strap Originals on 26th April 2023, is available on all streaming platforms and comes with a great video that sees the sharply dressed performer witness the clip’s female lead succumb to the song’s anxiety and go about smashing the place up and literally lighting her room in flames. You can see the vid for yourself below:

Published by heyrichey

I like music. In my spare time sometimes I listen to it and then write about the music I've listened to.

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