The singer and songwriter known as Will Procter has released his anxiously awaited debut EP record, “Pictures.” The extended-play record includes five original acoustic tracks for an approximate total listening time of 17 minutes. It has been proudly released on the Thumbmuffin Records independent music label. Soulful, heartfelt, and performed with a natural warmth that is difficult to find and impossible to reproduce, “Pictures” by Will Procter is a collection of anthems from one of today’s most genuine music artists.
Listed online variously as pop and adult contemporary music, Procter cites as main artistic influences Oasis, Mumford and Sons, the Smiths, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and Bon Iver. His own sound takes attributes from each of these and synthesizes them into a mood and timbre that is all his own. More roll than rock, and possessing an inborn power in every sonorous vocal line, Will Procter’s “Pictures” is a record that promises much more to come from this up-and-coming performer.
Speaking of the themes of his debut record, Procter writes, “I want to share some very typical life issues which sometimes relate to heartbreak, but then there are times of optimism which we should all embrace.”
This dichotomy of blue tones and sunlight ebb and flow throughout “Pictures” not unlike the occurrences of daily life. Opening on a groove and closing with tenderness and reflection, the EP record is sure to strike chords with listeners of nearly every age and persuasion.
Procter was born and raised in Blackpool, Lancashire, and moved to London in 2012 to pursue a career in acting and music. He received his Acting MA from the Academy of Live and Recorded Art in 2013 and now focuses on music. He has performed in several bands and currently plays in an acoustic duo, Donkey Vision, performing acoustic versions of well-known songs.
“Pictures” by Will Procter is available online worldwide.