Today, Tim Williams (Soft Swells) unveiled his new project Quiet Canyons with the release of first single “We Overflow”. The song gives a glimpse at the heartfelt songwriting that spans across Quiet Canyons’ self-titled debut set for release via Trash Casual on February 12th.
On creating “We Overflow”, Williams stated:
“I wrote ‘We Overflow’ at a time when people were rioting in the streets of Los Angeles. Driving around and seeing huge plumes of smoke in the distance comforted me in some way, knowing that people can be moved enough and erupt with emotion.”
On top of everything going on in the world, 2020 saw the birth of Tim Williams’ second daughter, just before having his fourth heart surgery. The nine songs on Quiet Canyons’ self-titled debut album were written and recorded in the span of just two weeks, solely by Tim in Los Angeles. This process allowed him to gain control of all the chaos in the only way he knows how to – through making music.
This album is by far his most personal and stripped down. We take a glimpse into the sleepless nights of Tim’s life. There isn’t a single note sung or played that isn’t absolutely necessary. Through years of songwriting (as a singer-songwriter, and in his previous band Soft Swells), Tim has learned the value of raw minimalism and the debut of Quiet Canyons embodies this fully.
Master producer Dave Lynch elevated the tracks by mixing on a vintage SSL console, at Echo Zoo Studios in Eastbourne, UK. The finished product was then sent off to Christian Wright for mastering at Abbey Road Studios in London. And there you have it: Honest. Uncalculated. Unapologetic.
Album Art by: Abbey Ley (@abbeyleydesign)
Quiet Canyons Tracklist:
1. We Overflow
2. Panicked Mistakes
3. Black Tides
4. Love Come To Me
5. Legs to Stand
6. Everything Is Fine
7. Feelings Won’t Stop
8. My Shooting Star
9. Fear in The Light
Available digitally and on limited colored vinyl on February 12, 2021, on Trash Casual.