Singer/songwriter WiL brings his tour showcasing his just-released EP, Songs, to the Duncan Showroom on Sunday, Oct 23.
The story of the new EP is an interesting one that has led to an eclectic mix of songs.
Calgary raised, and now Vancouver Island-based, this performer is known across Canada for his guitar-string-breaking live performances, and he keeps getting better with age.
At 45 he says he is comfortable in his skin: at home balancing a weekly regimen of cycling and karate that help him focus on his music.
Armed with the tools and knowledge that he gained from working with talented musicians and producers on his past recordings, as well as his years of commercial composition work experience at 6 Degrees Music, WiL felt the time was right to take on the task of recording an album all by himself.
The result is a six-song EP, a standalone collection of music simply titled Songs.
“As with my last album El Paseo, a few of these songs were actually born from commercial ideas worked on under extremely tight deadlines, a process that I have surprisingly found works extremely well for me,” he said recently. “‘Tonight’, for example, was born over a few hours with guidance from Alec Harrison for a feature film called Night Pond. And ‘Our Song’ was a commercial demo developed with my mentor Dan McManus [from 6 Degrees Music] who possesses an uncanny ability for helping me discern and discover what best serves the song.”
Tickets are $20 each in advance from the Duncan Showroom or $25 at the door.