Brand new and sealed.
Making her stage debut in April 2019 and selling out her first headline show at Londons prestigious Southbank Centre less than a year later, A.A. Williams has hit the ground running. Similarly, the acclaim for her performances and her music has been unanimous from the start. After one self-titled EP and the 10 vinyl collaboration Exit in Darkness with Japanese post- rockers Mono, the London-based singer-songwriter has signed to Bella Union and made a stunning debut album, Forever Blue.
A rapturous blend of post-rock and post-classical, Forever Blue smoulders with uncoiling melodies and haunted atmospheres, shifting from serenity to explosive drama, often within the same song. Williams is a fantastic musician as well as songwriter, playing the guitar, cello and piano, and her voice has the controlled delivery of a seasoned chanteuse whilst still channelling the rawest of emotions.
Its testament to Williams skills, and those of husband and bassist Thomas Williams, that Forever Blues commanding sound was largely captured at the couples two-bedroom flat in North London. Drums by Geoff Holroyde were added at engineer Adrian Halls studio in South London, with guest vocals from Johannes Persson (Cult Of Luna), who adds his deep-trawling growl to Fearless (he sounds like Tectonic plates moving Williams feels), Fredrik Kihlberg (Cult Of Luna) on Glimmer and Tom Fleming (ex-Wild Beasts) on Dirt.