Single Review: Will Joseph Cook - 'Hearse'.


It's probably best we get it out of the way now and confess 18 year old Kent singer-songwriter, Will Joseph Cook is a name that up until now has eluded us. 'Hearse' not only marks our introduction to the artist but it much more importantly has today been unveiled as the lead single and third track to be taken from Cook's second EP 'Proof Enough' which is out tomorrow via Atlantic Records.

'Hearse' is a curious track that is lyrically themed around the breakdown of a relationship. This isn't the diary of an emo teen though, the lyrics are sharp, clever and foreboding, unveiling a maturity of songwriting that is almost darkly poetic. A quirky pop backdrop gives the track an ironic, bouncy sunniness whilst Cook's vocal range reveals a ragged harshness that is conversational before soaring into sweetly broken melody. This is one of those rare tracks by a rare artist where no comparisons can be made.

Article by Karla Harris

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