Published Sep 02, 2016We last heard from Wil upon the release of his 2014 album El Paseo, but now the Calgary-raised, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter is set to follow it up with a new EP simply titled Songs.
Wil approached the project armed with the skills he's honed from his commercial composition work, finding that the extremely structured nature of those jobs was an asset rather than an obstacle.
"As with my last album El Paseo, a few of these songs were actually born from commercial ideas worked on under extremely tight deadlines," he said in a statement. "[It's] a process that I have surprisingly found works extremely well for me."
He specified that "Tonight" was originally borne under the guidance of Alec Harrison, while working on music for a film called Night Pond. "Our Song" was another commercially-minded composition, crafted alongside Dan McManus.
You can hear both of those, as well as the rest of the six-song collection right now in the player below. Songs is officially out on September 9 via Cordova Bay Records.
09/09 Birch Island, BC - Harvest Festival
09/10 Jasper, AB - Jasper Folk Festival
09/11 Edmonton, AB - Mercury Room
09/14 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood Stage
09/15 Regina, SK - Artful Dodger
09/16 Saskatoon, SK - Village Guitar & Amp
09/17 Calgary, AB - Jack Singer Concert Hall *
09/18 Calgary, AB - The Ironwood Stage
09/22 Kimberley, BC - The Green Door
09/23 Nelson, BC - The Royal
09/24 Chilliwack, BC - Tractorgrease Cafe
09/30 Errington, BC - Errington Hall
10/01 Victoria, BC - The Duke Saloon
10/14 Saltspring Island, BC - Moby's
10/21 Cumberland, BC - The Waverley
10/23 Duncan, BC - Duncan Garage Showroom
* opening for Mavis Staples