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A Tear In The Fabric

by Devon Williams

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In Babylon 03:12
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Out of Time 03:29
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Domesticated 04:38
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Deadly Turn 03:30
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Borderline 03:15
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Slow Motion 03:56
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Circus World 04:01
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Peace Now 04:10

about

Over three albums under his own name, Devon Williams has honed a trademark blend of shining power pop, folk rock, and jangle pop that explores the shared spaces and nuances of each, anchored by his distinctive melodic gifts. After an uncharacteristic six-year break, he returns with "A Tear In The Fabric": 12 lushly arranged, deeply felt songs chronicling a journey from confusion to clarity, driven by a lilting dreaminess, rock-solid songcraft, and unerring hooks.

The long six years between 2014's "Gilding the Lily" and "A Tear In The Fabric" were defined by a series of changes: most notably, the birth of Williams' daughter four years ago and the illness and eventual death of his father in 2019. Williams found himself engaged in an endless dialogue with his thoughts and, in turn, incessantly tweaking and prodding the material. Even mixing became a place to labor over details, turning into a two-year process.

The finished songs are a series of evocative snapshots for Williams: questions asked, answers given, compromises reached, as captured with startling lucidity as on "Domesticated": "I'm under your skin, is this the price of forever? I don't mind if you just do what you like / I find it hard to re-adjust this tug of war / Is it part of the role? / Well, if it is, I can play."

Rarely have songs so personal sounded so luxurious. In a catalog full of pop gems, "A Tear In The Fabric" stands out for its completeness – individual worlds of sound and sentiment, timeless and transcending their origins. Its creation may have been laborious, but the final product feels as natural as breathing.

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released May 1, 2020

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Devon Williams Los Angeles, California

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