‘Let’s get out the woods darling and head for the clearing,
Set light to indecision and remember the feeling,
We all have our moments, we all have our reasons.’
‘Out of the Woods’ is the title of Will Whisson’s debut album set for release in the fall of 2019 and has been in construction for over a year.
Having just come off of a 3 month solo European tour, Will set about work for the album by setting up a small home studio in Kent to write and experiment extensively in.
The writing process also lead him to London and Wales before finally it was finally recorded in Ireland.
The title chosen for its double barrel meaning reflects the long periods of time spent in isolation riddled with uncertainties and self-doubt while also symbolising the completion of the project as a means of returning to light and regaining some sense.
With influences, that include The War on Drugs, Angus and Julia Stone, Coldplay and Mumford and Sons, the record sways between hypnotic passages of music that are unafraid of taking their time to more impactful and euphoric singalongs. It’s as much a sonic experience as it is a collection of powerful songs and would have been hard to pull off were it not for the expertise of producer Martin Quinn (The Academic, The Strypes).
Recorded in Kells, Ireland, the pair meticulously sculpted each colour, tone and sound with Will playing every instrument aside from the drums.
This collection of songs is Will’s most ambitious body of work to date and showcases songs that would have been impossible to comprehend when he started his journey back in 2016.
It’s a story that began with an acoustic guitar and a rusty old camper van in the hope of becoming a travelling musician via the route of busking on streets all over Europe. With 2 EPs, hundreds of gigs and thousands of miles under his belt, the release of his debut album is a fitting way to cap a journey that is rare and hard to match.