WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR have released a new single, Looking for the Cure, a song about redemption.
It’s raw, laid-bare song-writing but with an acerbic wit and an overall cathartic effect that turns a dark experience into something more hopeful, even joyous. As frontman Ruarri Joseph expands:
“Looking for the Cure started out as a mournful ballad about witnessing the process of recovery from addiction: the tragedy of searching for something that doesn’t exist. Then it dawned on me that if you’re looking, at least it means you’re alive to do so, and that’s a cure in itself.”
Mirrored in the song’s contrary message of joy is the bold, driven musicality of William The Conqueror. Ex-Atlantic singer songwriter Ruarri Joseph (guitar/vocals) is joined by Naomi Holmes (bass/vocals) and Harry Harding (drums/vocals) to deliver a brand of americana that bleeds into heavier Southern rock, with touches of blues and influences in the youthful sounds of grunge and indie-rock.
See them perform at the Lending Room in Leeds on May 8th.