My Mixtape: A.A. Williams

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 10:15

A.A. Williams made big strides in 2019 following the release of her self-titled EP. Her unearthly voice has seen her aligned with the likes of Chelsea Wolfe, yet this dark-folk singer-songwriter is — as you will find out here — moulded by the fragility and experimentation of artists such as Radiohead and PJ Harvey.

On 12 March Williams brings her growing reputation to Southbank Centre, and ahead of that gig we asked her to put together a mixtape of music she felt a particular connection too. And here are her selections, followed by a few details from the artist on why she chose to bring together this particular collection of tracks.

“This playlist brings together a cross-section of artists whose work I find influential and inspiring. Each choice encapsulates the prominent elements in the composer’s sonic language that first drew me to them, highlights a wider appreciation of the genre, and marks a point in the development of my own musical journey.

“From Portishead’s juxtaposition of soft and harsh textures and Mono’s slow-building instrumental journeys, through to Radiohead’s subtle harmony and Nick Cave’s poignant lyricism, this collection will guide the listener through my personal musical landscape.”



A.A. Williams performs at Purcell Room, Southbank Centre on Thursday 12 March

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