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A.A. Williams Shares New Single & Video – A Cover of Placebo’s “Without You I’m Nothing” – Out via Bella Union

September 11, 2023
Photo credit: Thomas Williams

A.A. Williams Shares New Single & Video – A Cover of Placebo’s “Without You I’m Nothing”

Out via Bella Union

Currently on an extensive US tour opening for Sleep TokenA.A. Williams shares a compelling cover version of “Without You I’m Nothing” by Placebo. The track comes accompanied by a typically intense video directed by Fraser West who Williams collaborated with on previous singles “Evaporate” and “The Echo”.

Commenting on the cover version A.A. Williams says: “When I first discovered Placebo as a teen, I felt as if I’d found a world just for me. Barely a day went by without their songs in my headphones, their explorations of angst, frustration and alienation speaking to me like nothing I’d heard before… Simultaneously brand new and familiar, I felt that I’d been understood for the first time, all the while being fed with musical styles I wasn’t familiar with – glam, goth, electro and punk were all introduced to me through Placebo’s melancholy lens… I’ve dreamed of covering a Placebo song for years. I think it always had to be Without You I’m Nothing, a song of longing and loss that for me will always feel current and relevant, as someone who always felt that human connection was the key to happiness – and as an outsider looking in, as someone uncomfortable in their own skin.

Prepare to be blown away by this exhilarating rendition. The new track devours this truly haunting voyage filled with brooding intensity, darker tones, and a twisted force that is completely compelling. A.A. Williams produces this immense arrangement that oozes complexity through the deeper vocal harmonies and the emotive direction that continues to evolve throughout the journey.

North American tour dates

Sep 09 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 12 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 13 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live! (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 15 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 17 – Minneapolis, MN – The Myth (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 19 – Dallas, TX – The Studio at the Factory (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower Theater (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 22 – St. Louis, MO – The Hawthorn (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 25 – Denver, CO – The Ogden (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 28 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 29 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory (w/ Sleep Token)

Sep 30 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox (w/ Sleep Token)

Oct 01 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (w/ Sleep Token)

Oct 03 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory (w/ Sleep Token)

Oct 04 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre (w/ Sleep Token)

Oct 05 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (w/ Sleep Token)

Oct 09 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater (w/ Sleep Token)

Oct 10 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theater (w/ Sleep Token)

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