A.A. Williams Shares Cover of The Moody Blues “Nights In White Satin” From Upcoming “Songs From Isolation” Album Due 19th March via Bella Union
With her new album of cover versions Songs From Isolation due out 19th March via Bella Union, A.A. Williams has shared another new track from the LP. “Nights In White Satin” is a beautiful piano and vocal reimagining of The Moody Blues classic from 1967 which serves to showcase Williams’ unique vocal talents. Of the track Williams says: “I’ve always been drawn to the vintage textures and beautiful melodies of Nights In White Satin. A simple cover for solo piano and voice, this version focuses a little more on extended harmonic suspensions and on the text, a heartfelt reinterpretation of a 60s classic.
Within each of her re-creations, Williams emits such emotional conviction within the fragility of the vocal notes and far-reaching intensity. Williams meanders through the lyrical course, aptly mastering the most crucial twists and turns that emphasize sympathy or a sudden infliction of power. Williams continues to solidify her place as one of the most vital artists.
The Songs From Isolation project began at the beginning of the UK’s nationwide lockdown in March. A.A. Williams 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’, ‘Lovesong’ by The Cure, ‘Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans’ by The Smashing Pumpkins and The Pixies ‘Where Is My Mind’ from the album.
A.A. Williams 2021 UK headline shows:
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 performance)
1. Lovesong (The Cure)
2. Where Is My Mind (Pixies)
3. If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
4. Creep (Radiohead)
5. Nights In White Satin (The Moody Blues)
6. Be Quiet And Drive (Deftones)
7. Every Day Is Exactly The Same (Nine Inch Nails)
8. Into My Arms (Nick Cave)
9. Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans (Smashing Pumpkins)