‘Why’d I wait ’til now when this list is long and I’m too drunk?
‘Call Your Mom’ is the latest single from Ian Hatcher-Williams Virginia-based project Lamplight. It is a profoundly beautiful meditation on connection and the importance and inexplicable difficulty of retaining it. It is comprised of Williams’ stirring vocals and words, delightfully crunchy-yet-soft guitar tones and a sturdy and semi-Beatlesy rhythm section. This is a gorgeous and teary listen that will most likely appeal to fans of Andy Shauf, Bonnie Prince Billy and Alex G.
About the artist – ‘In the sway of a rural breeze, Ian Hatcher-Williams’ vocals soothe and enchant the listener on his self-titled debut album as Lamplight, which recounts his odyssey from a child raised in a Virginia cult, to a burned out tech worker in New York, and then back to Virginia, happily married to his childhood friend. (…) to some extent, Lamplight is about learning when to take the reins, and when to let go—discovering what parts of yourself should be pruned, so new branches can grow.’