On November 30th, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, Will Knox shares “Christmas Song” (ft. néomí). The new music delivers an intimate, acoustic treat for the festive season, with warm, layered guitars & vocals that melt away the contrasting themes enclosed within the song’s lyrics.
Listen to “Christmas Song” HERE
The beautiful, emotive soundscape is captured perfectly by marrying Will Knox’s smooth, emotive vocal and delicate guitar turns, with the exquisite choral effects of longtime collaborator Neomi Speelman a.k.a. néomí. Despite producing & co-writing numerous songs together for néomí’s own project, this is the duo’s first full release together.
Will said about the second single from his upcoming album: “Christmas can be a difficult, emotionally charged time of year. It can bring your loved ones together but sometimes it can pull them apart. It is full of expectations and things don’t always go to plan.
This song is about how I spent last Christmas in Lisbon, hundreds of miles from where I was supposed to be, searching for peace in the silent night. I co-wrote it with néomí, an artist I have been collaborating a lot with recently. I was struggling to put all my emotions into the right words, and néomí was key to helping pull this song out of me. I loved how it sounded stacking our vocals multiple times in the chorus, until it sounded like something you might hear in the back of a church on Christmas Eve. It’s not a traditional Christmas song, I didn’t want to romanticise it, I just wanted to show another side of it for anyone else going through a difficult moment at this time of year.
Will Knox is a born storyteller. With just a few words and chords he knows how to bring worlds to life.
The artist was born and raised in London, then moved to the US to hone his songwriting craft, graduating from Berklee College of Music (Boston). Now residing in the Netherlands Will Knox has flourished as an award-winning songwriter, earning 5 Buma Awards (PRS/ASCAP equivalent) and 1 ASCAP Award with credits on tracks totalling over 1 billion streams. His own music is influenced by the classic storytelling of Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon, the atmospheres of Elliott Smith and Nick Drake, and freshness from more recent artists like Fink and The National.
Authenticity is a common thread running through Knox’s career and in the fourteen years that have passed since his debut album The Matador & The Acrobat, he has learned how to get closer to the core musically and lyrically. This development can be clearly heard on latest album Shedding + Blooming which was released in January 2022 with singles “Tattoo” and “Anny” breaking new ground for Will, receiving substantial DSP and radio support. Later in 2022 Will was invited to open for Scott Matthews during his Spring tour of The Netherlands. Will’s album campaign would culminate in a packed-out headline show in Amsterdam.
Will Knox’s fourth, full-length album is earmarked for release in Q3 2024. The stunning collection of songs was recorded in London with producer by Ian Grimble (Bear’s Den, Daughter, Matt Corby) and will include collaborations with two rising female artists Emma Bale (Warner Benelux) and néomí (PIAS), as well as co-writes with Fin Greenall (a.k.a Fink) and Celine Cairo. Each album track provided a much-needed outlet for Will Knox to unravel years of suppressed emotions and access a deeper understanding of himself. The result is a captivating collection of folk-tinged songs that wrap warmth around your soul and speak to the heart.
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