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Rhys Williams Unveils 'Downhill' Video Ahead Of Debut Album Release

Friday, 20 July 2012 Written by Elliott Batte
Rhys Williams Unveils 'Downhill' Video Ahead Of Debut Album Release

Welsh singer-songwriter Rhys Williams has unveiled the brand new video to his track ‘Downhill’ - the first track to be taken from his forthcoming debut album ‘Great Falls’.

‘Great Falls’, Rhys’ first ever album, is released on 24th September via Right Track Records and dedicated to the majesty of the ‘heroic plummet’. Inspired by a moment when Rhys, aged four, flung himself from a climbing frame believing he could fly (for one beautiful instant, it seemed like he could!), it’s a sentimental record which delves into the past of a singer we’re only just getting to know. Rhys describes the moment just before his body clattered into the Tarmac as a defining one in his life.

Recorded in London, England and Virginia, USA with Danish producer Thomas Johansen, ‘Great Falls’ was originally meant to be a seventies-style rock album - but it didn’t turn out like Rhys planned. His innate melodic instincts led him to make the most pop sounding record he could imagine.

The result is a joyous collection of impossibly catchy and immaculately crafted pop songs, each proudly influenced by the inspiration Rhys has taken throughout his life from artists such as The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Steely Dan.

A fan of the contrast between sweet music and bitter lyrics, Rhys originally wanted to call the album ‘Sex and Death’, as he explains, “I’d only ever written about death before, so this represented something of a thematic branching out for me.”

If you’re a fan of pop and want to try something new, check out the official music video for his track ‘Downhill’.

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