words by Evan Winter
After releasing his self-titled debut EP in August, St. Paul-based singer and songwriter WILLS is back again with a heavy new single, "WEEPS."
The bittersweet song is bursting at the seams with emotion. WILLS, with a seductive voice that quivers with tenderness at times, and rings loud and strong at others, "I can call on him / He can call on me / Sometimes I just need two ears that can hear me weep."
The song is noticeably busy, in the best way. A subtle, old-timey piano sample is immersed in a deluge of synths, horns and drums that seems to crash all at once, topped with contorted vocal samples and bone-rattling bass. Like much of WILLS' recent work, the abrasive, heavy sounds and dynamic use of space gives "WEEPS" a distinct futuristic feel.
WILLS gave Pigeons & Planes a brief – yet illuminating – description of the new track:
"*Weeps is a song about the dynamism of tears; ranging from silent cries to loud moans.
*Weeps is a song about crying as a shared language that transcends time/space.
*Weeps is a song about making spaces to hear quiet and codified communication."
Check out the new song below.