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A.A. Williams shares cover of The Smashing Pumpkins “Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans”

November 24, 2020
photocredit: Thomas Williams

A.A. Williams shares cover of The Smashing Pumpkins “Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans”

Taken from her upcoming “Songs From Isolation” album, released 12th February via Bella Union

Having last month announced the release of Songs From Isolation, a 9-track LP of cover versions out 12th February via Bella Union, now A.A. Williams shares another new track from the album. “Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans” is a beguiling, piano and vocal cover of the Smashing Pumpkins classic. Of the track Williams says: “Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness is such a nostalgic album for a generation of music-lovers, it was great to have a chance to work on one of the tracks for the Songs From Isolation project. The Pumpkins’ Porcelina has so many timbre changes and complexities that in this arrangement I wanted to hone in on the text, whilst leaving the piano to underpin everything with a dreamy positivity.

A.A. Williams has perfected the craft to consume their audience. Another truly dreamy and riveting rework of a classic, yet putting their own unique spin on this track. Carefully caressing the keys and commanding the intensity in the elongated notes and the passion played whilst the vocals exude beauty, emotion and tenderness.

lliams took songs suggested by fans and created a series of videos presenting the tracks with stripped-down instrumentation, recorded and filmed from her home in North London. The album represents a continuation of the project into a full collection of recordings and features cover versions of The Cure, Pixies, Deftones, Nick Cave, Gordon Lightfoot, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails and more. Williams has previously shared cover versions of Deftones’ ‘Be Quiet And Drive’ and ‘Lovesong’ by The Cure from the album.

A.A. Williams recently announced news of further live dates which will hopefully take place next year. March sees her on tour in Europe with The Sisters Of Mercy followed by an extensive tour with MONO running through to mid-April. This is followed by UK headline shows including a special Songs From Isolation London performance in September. Upcoming UK live info below:

Saturday 10th April – London – Lafayette (with MONO)

Sunday 11th April – London – EartH (with MONO)

Tuesday 13th April – Glasgow – Oran Mor (with MONO)

Wednesday 14th April – Leeds – City Varieties (with MONO)

Thursday 20th May – Manchester – Halle St Peters

Friday 21st May – Brighton – Unitarian Church

Saturday 22nd May – Bristol – Fyfe Hall

Saturday 11th September – London – Bush Hall (Songs From Isolation show)

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