Jnr Williams’ vocals are smooth, enticing and flows from note to the next. The raw emotion rises to the surface in his new EP ‘Where We Start’. He confronts fear, and the vulnerability of this compilation shines through.
The Hackney-born artist has a voice that feels like home; it’s familiar and warm, and the underlying tunes bring out the different layers of his sound.
We asked him a few questions about his new EP, his music video for ‘A Prayer’ and what people don’t know about being a singer/songwriter.
You just released a new EP ‘Where We Start’… Can you describe it for us?
Yeah, sure, so first the title of the EP is called ‘Where We Start’, and the reasoning behind it is I really wanted to make a point of the ‘we’ thing and not the ‘me’ thing, as so many people feel alone. ‘Where We Start’ is all about us all going on a journey and not being afraid to share our stories good and bad.
And from the title of the EP to the songs, it’s about talking about things we all go through, from family relationships, the struggles we face and the inner demons we also face. I wanted it to be honest and expose our raw emotions and hopefully it’s been achieved
Your new music video for ‘A Prayer’ is very beautiful. Did it end up being what you envisioned?
Blessings for this. Iggy, who directed the video, is such a talented guy. It actually turned out better than I ever dreamed it would. It’s opened up room for discussion surrounding male masculinity and has added another layer to the song, so yes, definitely what I envisioned.
You are set to headline in London at the end of March. What is your favourite part of performing?
Yeeeeees so gassed for this, can’t wait, and it’s sold out! Best part is connecting with people, as you can’t get that in the studio, well not to that degree. I love seeing people vibzing out to your songs; it’s what it’s all about, connecting with others
Why did you get into music?
I wanted to tell my story, and music was the best way I felt to express that.
If you had to watch one music video for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
I was moved so deeply by a video done by my bro Iggy called ‘Velvet’. It moved me to tears… I could watch that forever.
What do you wish people knew about singing/songwriting?
It’s not easy ha. Nah, it’s really about being a student of music for life; just allow yourself to learn from everyone and everything. That’s all you need to know.. oh, and no rules.
What are your top three goals for the remainder of this year?
More gigs, more music and to reach more people and create a movement.