i've been waiting for a good time to post the story & free download to my awesome friend Annie Stela & her new EP
everyone needs a pick me up on thursday's right?
so, without any more of my gibberish, here's Annie's words on her latest release with a link to the album:)
“William” was conceived one night when I was having dinner with friends. We were talking about Billy Joel, the love of my musical life, and soon the conversation turned to how many artists have the name Billy, or its proper name, William. After listing every William we could think of (Will.i.am, Will Smith and even Billy Corgan were thrown out there) I vowed to make an album consisting solely of songs written and originally performed by Williams. We toasted to it and the EP was born.
“William” was recorded over a weeklong period in North Hollywood, CA. My friend Pierre de Reeder was kind enough to let me invade his studio, Bright Street Recorders, bringing with me my live band on bass and drums, and even some of my non-musician friends for background vocals. Although I could have kept going forever, we decided an EP with four of my favorites was the best way to go. The idea that had started as a joke and then became a lurking album concept crystallized into one of my all-time favorite recording experiences. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did."
“William” is available as a free download here: