Seven Days is from Will Varley’s new single taken from his forthcoming album Spirit Of Minnie which is released on 9th Feb.
Will wrote Seven Days in acknowledgement of those fleeting milestone moments in life that we let slip by us. He’s single-handedly created this tender new monochrome pixel art animation which accompanies the track, inspired by the classic 8-bit dos games of Will’s own 90s childhood.
The video is a simplicity itself and very charming when accompanied by Will’s lyrics with his usual ability to tell a story. This results in a perfect match for what is quite simply a beautiful track
Spirit Of Minnie is the follow-up to Will Varley’s critically acclaimed, UK Top 30 release of 2016, Kingsdown Sundown, and will arrive at the end of a UK tour taking in Will’s largest London show to date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. He has some pretty impressive fans amongst his peers with Frank Turner tipping Will as the best emerging songwriter of his generation and Billy Bragg asking him to support on tour at his personal request.
Following 2016’s Kingsdown Sundown and a sold out show at London’s Union Chapel, Spirit Of Minnie marks a distinct change of direction for the singer songwriter, being the first time he has recorded with a full backing band. The new album expands on the pared back musical palette of Varley’s previous sound, all the while retaining his gift for painterly, affirming and immediate lyric writing. The use of a backing band does not detract from Will’s vocal.
After a run of UK shows the album will come out on the same day he plays his biggest headline show to date at the iconic Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Will is accompanying the announcement by releasing a brand new track from the album on Spotify and other digital platforms along with his entire back catalogue which, until now, could not be found on any streaming sites.
UK Headline Tour
30 January BIRMINGHAM 02 Institute 3
31 January NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
1 February LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
2 February EDINBURGH La Belle Angele
3 February MANCHESTER Club Academy
6 February SOUTHAMPTON 1865
7 February CARDIFF The Globe
8 February BRISTOL Trinity Centre
9 February LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire