With Reliever being his highly anticipated sophomore album, Canadian songwriter William Prince begins to inform with a collection of exceptionally rendered explorations of what, who and how peace is found. While “Relievers” come in all shapes and forms; for Prince, it comes with songwriting.
While Prince references and shows his influences from the gospel of his childhood to the pantheon of classic outlaw country singers, Reliever shapes into a collection that inquiries all of life’s questions with humility and curiosity. The album flows from the real connections, where healing happens whether it be standing at the edge of the ocean, between father and son, from stranger to lover.
As a central theme throughout Reliever, it harbours the complicated emotions that charge idealisms and realities of fatherhood. “I want to live to the second last day that my children do, selfishly so I can see them through” Prince lyrics on “Tha
To make Reliever the stand out album it will become, Prince reconvened with producers Dave Cobb(Chris Stapleton/Sturgill Simpson) in Nashville and Scott Nolan in Winnipeg, who was his team behind his JUNO Award-winning debut and subsequent Glassnote Records reissue, Earthly Days.
Coming from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba to opening for Neil Young, has seen the relative newcomer find esteem and a career-changing opportunity wherever he performs. With the song “Breathless,” which found audiences worldwide and reached the B List at BBC’s Radio 2, Earthly Days introduced Prince’s poignant philosophy and rich baritone to the world.
Reliever puts Prince’s gift for sparking powerful emotions of both personal and communal relevance at the fore whenever he performs while finding its ways into everyone’s heart.
Reliever will be released in Canada via Six Shooter Records on February 7, 2020.
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