On January 25th,2024 Award-winning singer-songwriter, Will Knox shares his new single “Twentysomething”, co-written with Celine Cairo and produced by Ian Grimble (Daughter, Bear’s Den, Matt Corby). “Twentysomething” is the third single to be released from Will’s forthcoming debut album set for release in autumn 2024.
Listen to “Twentysomething” HERE
“Twentysomething” opens with stirring acoustic melodies, as the artist’s smooth, emotive vocal weaves a heartfelt narrative, describing his struggles to navigate life in his twenties. The track evolves with dynamic layers of intricate rhythms and mellow strings, whilst Celine Cairo’s subtle backing vocal echoes in the distance to striking effect.
Will said about the single “Twentysomething is a song about being lost in your twenties. Looking back on
this decade of my life I felt a struggle to find myself as an individual, an artist and a partner. I was living in New York, surrounded by artists and musicians, all evolving and growing at our own pace. We would inspire each other, push and pull each other, love and hurt each other. With the highs came lows and
both self-destructive and selfish behaviour. I was unable to love myself properly, let alone someone else. Whether it was at the expense of my own well-being or other people’s feelings, I regret these painful moments, even if they did help me or us to evolve.
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.
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