premiere stream: Humid - Bill Waters
The most magical and impactful pieces of music are the ones that have the ability to transport you to places and eras you'll never physically be able to see or experience. On Bill Waters' debut EP, Humid, out this Friday on Forged Artifacts, William Smith, who goes by the Bill Waters moniker, guides us into the romance and mystery of the 60s and 70s, on a soundtrack of shimmering and soft psych-rock that nearly glows with the warmth of a summer sun. From the languid "Get Together" that waltzes with a palpable fantastical ideal led much in part by the unique croon of Smith that's tinged with just a dash of huskiness to the groovy and slinky "Polyphone" that one could imagine Smith performing in the dead of night at a tucked away lounge, Humid is a collage of vintage sounds and moods. It's the escape we're all so desperately seeking in these times, inviting one to close their eyes and take an auditory journey with Smith to all the places we can only dream of.