Award-winning singer-songwriter, Will Knox shares his 5-track EP “Growing Pains”, alongside the lead single of the same name. The track was co-written with the artist’s former college roommate, Jesse Ruben and produced by Ian Grimble (Daughter, Bear’s Den, Matt Corby). “Growing Pains” lands with a beautifully shot, nostalgic music video, filmed in Haarlem and directed by cinematographer Liz van den Akker. It is also the fourth single to be released from Will’s forthcoming debut album set for release in autumn 2024.

Listen to “Growing Pains” EP HERE
Watch “Growing Pains” Single video HERE

“Growing Pains” Delivers a beautiful, stripped-back, acoustic gem, expertly crafted via the artist’s soothing vocal and melodic guitar turns. The track evolves with heartfelt lyricism as Will unravels his inner child whilst simultaneously solidifying his approach to fatherhood.

Will said about the single “Growing Pains is a conversation between me and my younger self, or inner child. It’s a song about learning how to reparent myself, while becoming a parent at the same time. I was doing ‘inner child healing’ in therapy at the time of writing, and my therapist asked me if there was anything I would like to say to my inner child. The words “I don’t want to let you down” came out and I burst into tears. This became the first lyric of what would eventually become ‘Growing Pains’. While saying these words I felt like I was talking to my new-born son as much as I was talking to my younger self. I wanted both of us to be free from my emotional baggage, so I could focus on giving him the best childhood possible.

We filmed the video Super 8, to give it a nostalgic, home movie feel. The song is about learning to nurture my inner child, and I thought what better way to do that than spending a sunny afternoon at the beach, flying a kite and having an ice cream.”

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 Knox’s fourth, full-length album is earmarked for release in Q3 2024. The exquisite collection of songs will include a collaboration with rising female artist Néomí (PIAS) and co-writes with Emma Bale (Warner Benelux), Fin Greenall (a.k.a Fink) and Celine Cairo. Releases from the new album have received widespread support online from the likes of Earmilk, Mahogany and Atwood and his fanbase continues to grow having accumulated 14 million+ streams and 150k monthly listeners on Spotify alone. December 2023 saw Will perform two sold-out shows in hometowns London and Haarlem and a set of new dates are set to be announced in 2024.

The new album has 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.

Track Listing
5 – CHRISTMAS SONG ft. néomí

Images & Lyrics: ArtworkPress Shot (Photo Credit Daniella Van Lienden) | Lyrics

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