I Wrote All The Right Things For You. But They Were Not Convincing. I Shared All The Same Dreams As You. But Yours Were All In Vain.
The pop landscape is littered with singer-songwriters. Peruse through my archives and you'll see. So how does one go about seperating themselves from the throngs of over ambitious, under whelming, and just plain awful contemporaries? Well, for starters you release an exquisite e.p. like Tim Williams did. Merchant Heart is merely a glimpse into his upcoming full length album entitled When Work Is Done (Dovecoat Records) that should see the light of day very soon. More approachable than Ray LaMontagne but possessing a greater pop sheen, Williams constructs sparse tracks that slowly evolve after repeated spins. While not covering any new ground, Williams voice and skill at writing melodies still manages to be engaging enough to capture your attention; almost as if he's invited you in for some hot cocoa on a blustery day. Once you've warmed up, you're ready for another cup. For your listening (dis)pleasure:
Tim Williams: Novel
Tim Williams: The Hat