Music fans often get caught up trying to classify music into one genre or another. With some artists, genre doesn't matter as much as the craft of the song. On the new single "Bleeding on the Soundtrack," U.K. trio William the Conqueror shows that it can craft a good song no matter how it's classified.
A big part of the craft of this single is the lyrics. After a slow intro, Ruarri Joseph sings the initial lyrics, "Hurricane martinis seem so middle-class. I told my friends that it was whiskey from a broken glass." That's only the beginning. Throughout the song, Joseph delivers one line after another that makes the listener take notice. The lyrics are as unpredictable as any Warren Zevon song while his voice is similar in tone and delivery to Eric Clapton. The melody is laid-back and muted until about three minutes into the song where the volume increases and some distortion is added to the guitar sound. The rhythm is mellow, but it is enough to get the listener's toes tapping. This song is perfect for a lazy Sunday with your favorite beverage in hand.
"Bleeding on the Soundtrack" is the title track on the upcoming album produced by Ethan Johns.