Song of the Day: “Woes vs. Whoas” by WILLS

Today’s song is “Woes vs. Whoas”by Wills. William Johnson known as WILLS is an American musician, songwriter and sound design artist from the Bronx, currently living in St. Paul, Minnesota.

As a composer and performer, WILLS has produced multimedia performance pieces for art spaces including The Kitchen in New York City, The Apollo Theater and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). He has also scored works for HBO’s High Maintenance. As a vocalist/writer/sound designer, WILLS has contributed to projects that range in scope from Flume’s Skin to Heems’ Eat Pray Thug.

WILLS’ work is heavily influenced by his father, Bruce Johnson, who released avant-garde guitar recordings with the Strata-East label in the 1970s, instructed Vernon Reid (Living Colour) and played with and wrote arrangements for Chico Hamilton and Gil Evans.

This is the first track from his self-titled debut EP out this now.

This is a hauntingly brilliant single. It reminds me of The Weekend meet Lenny Kravitz. WILLS mix of drum beats with R&B riffs create an earth shattering single that will make you stand up and take notice.

Listen below and for more information check out the official website, Twitter, and Facebook pages.

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day: “Woes vs. Whoas” by WILLS”

  1. This is super dope. Very creative and unique. Gotta appreciate music like this. That instrumental is so foreboding and the vocals over it are so raw.

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