Two very good reasons to be excited. One of our favourite artists of the past couple of years, A.A.Williams, announces news of her much-anticipated second album, As The Moon Rests, released 7th October via Bella Union and available to preorder here. Tour dates too!
To celebrate the announcement Williams has shared an intense and beautifully shot b/w video for lead single Evaporate, directed by Fraser West. Here’s the video that embodies the thrilling tensions of Williams’ world, where emotions walk a fine line between control and chaos. Likewise, the impact of William’s deep-trawling voice and lyrics that ask all the right existential questions throughout As The Moon Rests: who am I? What can I change? What can’t I change?
We were knocked out by the Forever Blue and Songs In Isolation albums. Back in July 2020, Forever Blue was the London-based singer-songwriter’s album debut, a brilliantly dramatic, unique and intimate walk on the dark side that fused bold and smouldering hues of post-rock and post-classical. By turns, it was glacial and volcanic, blissful and violent, through moments of disarming quiet and explosive volume, equally appealing to alt-rock and metal camps.
“Traditionally, your second album is the worry; where there’s the weight of expectation,” A.A.Williams says. “But I must create music I like myself, and I’ve had more time on this record; I’ve felt more confidence and conviction. As The Moon Rests is both heavier and softer, there’s more texture and weight, and a string ensemble. It’s Forever Blue times ten!”
As Williams adds, As The Moon Rests amplifies the scale of her ambitions, crystalised by Evaporate’ the first track released from the sessions.
A.A. Williams Festival dates:
Friday 10th June – Donington – Download Festival
Friday 24th June – Clisson – Hellfest
Saturday 9th July – Birmingham – Supersonic 2022
Wednesday 13th July – Bontida – Electric Castle
Thursday 4th July – Budapest – Reflektor Festival
Thursday 18th August – Bristol – Arctangent Festival
Saturday 8th October – Barcelona – AMFest
A. A. Williams As The Moon Rests headline shows in the UK before she heads into Europe
Saturday 17th September – London – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Sunday 13th November – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Monday 14th November – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms
Tuesday 15th November – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Wednesday 16th November – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach
Thursday 17th November – Falmouth – Cornish Bank
Friday 18th November – Bristol – Thekla