Saturday March 25th, 8pm, Main Room | plus special guests The Fae, Habi & Monday Hates You
Ezra Williams (formerly known as Smoothboi Ezra) is excited to release their new single, ‘Deep Routed’ via AWAL. They have also announced a Dublin headline show at The Workmans Club – 25th March 2023.
‘Deep Routed’ examines the struggle to shake loose the weight of figures from the past in order to commit completely to somebody new. The track showcases Ezra’s softly affecting vocals, intricate instrumentation and flair for poignant, relatable songwriting. While Ezra’s earlier releases were spare and minimal, their new sound explores a fuller live band sound, steadily gathering pace and building to an emotional peak that will undoubtedly flourish in a live setting. Major influences include Fiona Apple, Soccer Mommy and Indigo De Souza, but comparisons are redundant for an artist as distinctive as Ezra.
Offering a brief glimpse of the song’s inspiration while leaving space for the listener to make it their own, Ezra says: “I wrote this about trying to deal with things from past relationships while also trying to give your all to someone new.”
Ezra Williams is a 20-year-old songwriter and musician based in Cork, Ireland. They have independently released two EPs and a number of singles, offering heartfelt takes on everything from gender identity to neurodiversity and formative teenage relationships.
Ezra’s debut single, ‘Thinking of You’ came about by accident while experimenting on GarageBand for the first time. “I played it for my mum, and she wanted to know how to listen to it,” Ezra says, “and so I put it on SoundCloud. It kind of picked up from there, so I just kept releasing things.” Their impressive career progression has been similarly organic, with thousands of global listeners and tens of millions of streams amassing steadily via word of mouth, and a feature in the Netflix drama Heartstopper creating a viral moment.
They have also proven their impeccable live ability in support slots for Orville Peck, Jungle and Pillow Queens, and will play in Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition 2023. Details of more new music will be announced imminently.