Making her stage debut in April 2019 and selling out her first headline show at London’s prestigious Southbank Centre less than a year later, A.A. Williams has hit the ground running. Similarly, the acclaim for her performances and her music has been unanimous from the start.
After one self-titled EP and the 10” vinyl collaboration Exit in Darkness with Japanese post-rockers MONO, the London-based singer-songwriter has signed to Bella Union and made a stunning debut album, Forever Blue.
A rapturous blend of post-rock and post-classical, Forever Blue smoulders with uncoiling melodies and haunted atmospheres, shifting from serenity to explosive drama, often within the same song. Williams is a fantastic musician as well as songwriter, playing the guitar, cello and piano – and her voice has the controlled delivery of a seasoned chanteuse whilst still channelling the rawest of emotions.
“A.A. Williams has already proven herself a brilliant artist whose skill with darkness, pensiveness and fragility has made her music something that genuinely touches the listener in a way only those rare musicians can” ~ (Kerrang, 2021)