Following the release of her recent Songs From Isolation album, A.A. Williams has announced arco, a strings and vocal reimagining of her debut EP, out on October 15th via Bella Union.
To mark the occasion Williams has shared a transfixing and unsettling b/w video for “Control“, the EP’s opening track, directed by Mogwai collaborator Craig Murray.
Watch the video for the song “Control” below:
The intention with this new EP was for Williams to challenge herself by not retaining guitars and drums, meaning arco had to be truly reimagined with a full string ensemble. As Williams describes it: “The main focus of the arrangements is trying to maintain the authenticity of the original songs that, whilst embodying some of the more familiar elements of the full-band settings, draws focus on the voice.” Conducting the ensemble of string musicians in the studio, A.A. Williams has evolved her own compositions with new instrumentation and arrangements, encapsulating the singular vision of a unique artist.
arco EP artwork & tracklist:
A.A. Williams UK headline shows:
Thursday 2nd September – Nottingham – Bodega
Saturday 4th September – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
Sunday 5th September – Bristol – Fyfe Hall
Sunday 26th September – Ramsgate – Music Hall
Monday 27th September – Norwich – Waterfront Studio
Tuesday 28th September – Tunbridge Wells – Forum
Wednesday 29th September – Liverpool – Jimmy’s
Thursday 30th September – Manchester – Halle St. Peters
Friday 1st October – Brighton – Unitarian Church
Tuesday 2nd October – Coventry – Drapers’ Hall
Wednesday 3rd October – Milton Keynes – Craufurd Arms